After promising it last May, Apple finally launched iTunes via the Microsoft Store Thursday. The app looks and works just like its manually installed counterpart, but it allows Windows 10 users with “S Mode” devices to install and run Apple’s media playback and management software for the first time.
Check out the iPM 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad. It’s a Qi wireless charging pad for iPhone 8, iPhone 8Plus, and iPhone X, and it’s also compatible with Apple Watch. Plus, it’s wide enough to charge both devices at once. It will work with Qi-enabled Android devices, too, if that’s your thing. It’s $39.99 through our deal, 60% off retail.
Check out these resources to know what to do if you see suicide or self harm-threatening messages on social network services.
Photolemur—the photo editing app—has a new blog post called the “35 Composition Tips for Taking Stunning Landscape Photos.” I immediately checked it out because I am almost always highly dissatisfied with my landscape shots. It includes some common ideas such as the rule of thirds, but there was a bunch of stuff that was new to me, and I thought it was a great article. Topics include using lines to draw your attention, how to frame the subject, using people or animals properly, lighting, colors, framing, timing, and a whole lot more. Each tip comes with a representative photo, and they’re all gorgeous. If you want to take better landscapes, this piece is a must-read.
This method is basically iTunes gift cards without actually buying a gift card.
The app is written in the Swift programming language and it feels like a natural part of macOS.
Basically, Apple knows about stuff you buy and content you consume, but everything else is off-limits.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon’s new kid-focused Echo Dot, plus they discuss Crowdfense and the state of zero day exploit bounties.
Amazon’s new Echo Dot Kids Edition is available for pre-order now and includes kid-friendly content, age appropriate responses, and parental controls. It’s like Amazon wants Alexa to be your kid’s best friend.
Anyone following along will already know that Evgeny Cherpak creates apps that make your Mac life easier by utilizing your iOS devices as additional input and control surfaces. He’s got a vision on these things that routinely makes me think, “I didn’t realize I needed this until I had it… and now I can’t imagine not having it.” With that I’d like to offer Evgeny double thanks. Thanks for creating the apps, and thanks (again!) for sponsoring TMO here this week.
Back in October Sonos announced that AirPlay 2 would be supported on some of their speakers this year, but didn’t detail which ones. We made some guesses back then, and recently did some digging. Sonos now knows which speakers will natively support AirPlay 2: the Playbase, the current-generation Play:5, and the Sonos One.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about how Amazon has quietly become the Cyberpunk king. They also discuss Tim Cook’s choice of dinner companions for the White House’s state dinner, and how Grayshift’s data breach is the proof in the pudding that backdoors and cracks get mishandled.
This strain of Crossrider comes in the form of a fake Adobe Flash Player installer.
If you try to directly download files from Google Drive, you may see an error message that says there were too many redirects.
Dr. Mac says he always uses one of two free apps to hunt down huge files on his boot disk. Both have been around for years, and both find huge files faster and easier (at least in his humble opinion) than any other technique.
Our friends at Stack Commerce put together a great deal for us on Setapp from MacPaw. With one subscription, you get access to more than 60 curated apps all in a single, easily navigable library. One year is normally $119, but it’s $69 through our deal.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at what the pending demise of Google Play Music means for Apple Music, plus they have a warning about a new Flash malware threat on the Mac.
The Google Play Music streaming service is shutting down this year and all subscribers will be forced into YouTube Remix, which may not support uploading your own music. That sounds like good news for Apple Music.
Avengers: Infinity War is coming this Friday, April 27th. Not everyone will be lucky enough to see the movie on release day, so Marvel has a big request for everyone who does: no spoilers, please. They even made a public service announcement video with actors from the movie with their plea. It includes Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie, Tom Holland, and more. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out, and no spoilers!
There’s something Microsoft Outlook does better than Apple Mail (gasp!): It’ll allow you to customize and disable swipes on messages to archive them, delete them, flag them, and so on. In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how! And we may end up having to apologize to Apple for giving them a hard time.