Apple Recalls ‘Limited Number’ of USB-C Charge Cables

7:30 PM, Feb. 15th, 2016 · · Product News

Apple USB-C Guide

Apple has issued a recall on what it says is a "limited number" of USB-C Charge Cables that shipped with MacBooks. The company said that some of those cables can fail due to a design issue, and this could result in your MacBook failing to charge properly. Bryan Chaffin explains how the replacement program works.

Final Cut Pro X Adds 4K Video Export for Apple Devices

9:33 AM, Feb. 5th, 2016 · · Product News

Final Cut Pro X gets new 4K export options

Apple rolled out an update for Final Cut Pro X on late on Thursday that finally adds a 4K export option for the company's devices with UHD support. The 10.2.3 update also adds sharing support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and fourth generation Apple TV.

Apple Adds Podcasts App to Apple TV

2:55 PM, Jan. 25th, 2016 · · Product News

Apple adds Podcasts app to 4th get Apple TV

Apple released tvOS 9.1.1 for the fourth generation Apple TV on Monday and it includes a Podcasts app. Podcast support has been a glaring omission from the latest Apple TV model ever since it shipped last September.

Get Those Flying Toasters and Spotlight in Your Browser!

8:55 PM, Jan. 21st, 2016 · · Product News

Flying Toasters and After Dark

I don't know what it is about After Dark screensavers, but it's clear we can't get enough. In 2002, we were excited about it coming to OS X. Last year, I noted that After Dark (and Rose 2.0) had been resurrected as freeware apps. Now we can enjoy After Dark in our browsers, so celebrate!

Apple Updates Logic 10.2.1 with New Features and Bug Fixes

4:50 PM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · Product News


Apple updated Logic Pro X to version 10.2.1 on Wednesday. The update includes a couple of new features, improvements to existing features, and a variety of bug fixes. Apple also noted a collection of 30 unspecified plug-ins that now have support for Retina displays, though the patch notes do not mention why all plugins didn't long ago get such support.

Apple Unveils GarageBand Live Loops for iPhone and iPad

2:35 PM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · Product News

GarageBand's Live Loops for iPhone and iPad

Apple ramped up its music creation efforts for the iPhone and iPad on Wednesday with the introduction of Live Loops for mobile GarageBand. The loops are included with the GarageBand 2.1 update and include rock, electronic dance music, house, and electro funk, and more.

Apple Releases ‘Music Memos’ for Quickly Capturing Song Ideas on iOS

1:07 PM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · Product News

Apple's Music Memos Screenshot

Apple released an iOS app called Music Memos on Wednesday. It allows you to record song ideas, hear those ideas played with auto-generated bass and/or drum accompaniment, view the chords, and add lyrics. Artists can then share them via Apple Music Connect or import them directly into GarageBand or Logic Pro X for further development.

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Apple Releases iMovie 10.1.1 with YouTube Sharing Fixes, More

7:08 PM, Jan. 19th, 2016 · · Product News

iMovie 10

Apple released iMovie 10.1.1 on Tuesday, a bug fix release that addresses five different issues, including a problem with YouTube sharing. Other issues include editing fixes, playback of Sony XAVC S clips, still image display, and an issue with Library lists.