FEMA and the FCC are testing the Presidential Alert for smartphones this afternoon. Here’s what you need to know about the emergency alert system.
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Along with iOS 12.1 developer beta 2, Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14.1 developer beta 2 on Tuesday.
The Philips Hue app for controlling Hue smart lights was updated on Tuesday with support for iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts.
Apple released iOS 12.1 Developer Beta 2 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with 70 new emoji and more.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss state IoT consumer protections, plus reaching public critical mass for demanding change. They also explain the Presidential Alert test that’s happening on Wednesday.
Bit Lasso just released Swatch to make it easier to manage the color palettes on the Mac. The app lets you import colors from multiple sources, add colors with Apple’s Color Picker, and by entering color values. You can organize palettes, export colors and palettes, and more. Swatch lives in your menu bar for quick access. The app requires macOS High Sierra or Mojave and is available on Apple’s Mac App Store for US$9.99.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Communications Commission are testing the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, October 3rd. Here’s what you need to know.
Apple’s Student ID feature in iOS 12’s Wallet went live on Tuesday with three universities.
Apple is hosting Today at Apple sessions throughout October with professional illustrators to highlight The Big Draw. The international event runs through October 31st to get more people interested in all forms of drawing. Apple’s sessions are happening at its flagship stores in Chicago, London, Milan, New York City, and Singapore. You can sign up for the free classes at Apple’s website.
Here’s how to add the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max adjustable depth of field effect to your photos on older iPhone models.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about how Apple could use macOS Mojave’s Marzipan to split iTunes apart, plus they look at some apps that make using your iPhone even better.
Here’s how to set watchOS 5 high and low heart rate alerts for your Apple Watch.
If you can get a device’s MAC address, you can figure out how old it is. MAC addresses are unique identifier numbers for the devices on a network, and it turns out you can use them to get an idea of the age of devices. That’s handy if you’re trying to gather more data about what’s on your network, and like every other tool, can be used for good or bad. The data is all in a freely accessible CSV file on Github.
Apple’s Everyone Can Create educational coding program is now more accessible to everyone because now it’s available through Apple Books.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what’s working, and what isn’t, with Apple’s product naming conventions.
Ken Segall, the guy who came up with the iMac name, says Apple has totally blown it with the iPhone naming convention—or lack of convention. He says it’s confusing, and mixing Roman numerals with letters, and making those letters seem arbitrary at best. He says in a blog post,
Last year’s models set new standards for complexity. We had an 8, 8 Plus, X and SE. That’s two numbers, one Roman numeral, one paring of letters, plus an odd numerical gap between 8 and 10. Or, in Apple lingo, between 8 and X.
Now we have Roman numerals and letters, and odds are it’ll get worse next year with the iPhone X2. He adds, “Then, one year later, the Holy Grail of bad product naming will be within Apple’s grasp. An iPhone X2S will feature a Roman numeral, a number and a letter, all in one name.” Yep. Good luck with that one, Apple.
California police arrested eight people from a string of Apple Store thefts topping US$1 million, and have arrest warrants for nine more suspects.
The first public beta for macOS Mojave 10.14.1 is out and ready to download.
The Gallery section in iOS 12’s Shortcuts app is full of ideas you can use to learn how to automate your iPhone or iPad.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about HomePod coming to Marriott hotel rooms, plus they explore who will be interested in iOS 12 Shortcuts.