An Australian court has fined Apple A$9 million (about US$6.7 million) for disabling, or “bricking,” iPhones after third-party repair centers replaced broken displays.
Recent Articles By Jeff Gamet [RSS]
Ten One Designs introduced its Stella replacement power cord for MacBook and MacBook Pro chargers on Tuesday. The cord is wrapped in braided fabric, and the plug-end lights up when it’s near a power outlet. It also has a built-in clip so you can wrap the cord around your charger brick. The cable is white and you can choose between aqua and blue for the plug head. The design makes it easy to see outlets in the dark and lets you know if they have power, too. Stella is priced at US$34.95 and it ships in July.
We did some research and figured out how many songs are in each of the big music streaming service libraries such as Apple Music, Spotify, annd Amazon Prime Music.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s improved 911 location information for iPhones in iOS 12, plus they share their thoughts on when we may see new Macs.
Scheduling time for meetings can be a pain, but WhenWorks for iOS makes the process easy by letting your colleagues and clients book times online. The book online through a web page, so no need for them to install an app first, you can block out times you don’t want any appointments, and everything that’s scheduled automatically shows up on your calendar. WhenWorks is from BusyMac founder John Chaffee and we’ve been really happy with the app in our pre-release testing. It’s easy to use and free for up to 5 appointments each month, or US$49.99 a year for unlimited appointments. You can download WhenWorks at Apple’s App Store.
iOS 12 is adding precise location data for 911 calls made from iPhones and you can get that same precision in iOS 11 thanks to a free app from RapidSOS. Read on to learn how.
macOS Mojave is making it easier to figure out what’s in the tabs you have open in Safari with favicons. Here’s how to enable the feature.
iOS 12 will make it easier for emergency services to find iPhone owners when they call 911 thanks to a partnership with RapidSOS.
Apple has a new partner for original television content: Oprah. Apple says it’s a multi-year deal where Oprah Winfrey’s original cotent will air as part of its growing lineup.
Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at what Snapchat is doing with its new APIs to promote its social network, plus they share their thoughts on a developer’s complaint about the state of Mac hardware.
Apple Maps suffered a temporary outage Friday morning, leaving many people wondering how to get where they needed to go.
There’s a new Mac campaign that just launched called “Behind the Mac” showing creative professionals using their Macs.
One of the more visible features in macOS Mojave is Dark Mode. It’s off by default, but easy to turn on. Here’s how.
George Ergatoudis, Spotify’s Head of Music Culture, International Shows & Editorial/Content for the UK, is leaving the company to join Apple Music. He has a reputation in the UK as one of the most influential music industry trend setters and he’s bringing that experience and clout to head Apple Music in the UK, according to Music Business Worldwide. Spotify’s loss is Apple’s gain, especially since the streaming music service seems to be losing a lot of its top talent. Apple is serious about being at the top of the streaming music service market so bringing Ergatoudis on board is a smart move.
Formatting a drive so you can install and boot macOS requires the GUID partition map. Unfortunately, Disk Utility in macOS High Sierra doesn’t make that option easy to find. Read on to see where it’s hiding.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Bloomberg’s Tim Cook interview, plus Jeff has a tip for installing macOS Mojave on an external drive.
Valve’s Steam Link app for the iPad was blocked from Apple’s App Store over a “business conflict,” which most likely meant the option to purchase games directly in the app. Now there’s a new beta out that doesn’t include purchasing. It keeps the core functionality so you can play the Steam games from your computer on your iPad, which is pretty cool. It also means you can use AirPlay with your Apple TV to play games on your television. toucharcade says everyone who has been testing the Steam Link beta loves it, so hopefully this change will get it approved for the App Store.
If you’re trying to install macOS Mojave on an external drive connected to your USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac and get the dreaded No Entry (circle with a slash) screen, there’s an easy fix.
The cast for Apple’s “Are You Sleeping?” TV series starring Octavia Spencer is complete. Variety reports Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Paul, Ron Cephas Jones, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, and Haneefah Wood round out the powerhouse the cast. The series is based on the book of the same name and follows a woman dealing with a podcast that’s investigating her father’s murder. Apple’s TV series lineup is looking strong, and “Are You Sleeping?” is one show I can’t wait to see.
iOS 11.4.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has a new security feature called USB Restricted Mode designed to keep hackers out of your iOS device. Here’s how to find the setting and, if you need to, change it.