Apple Releases Safari 10 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Safari 11

Apple released Safari 10 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite on Tuesday. The release was timed with the release of macOS Sierra, and it includes several new features, as well as 21 security fixes. Bryan Chaffin explains what’s what.

Apple Ships macOS Sierra

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

macOS Sierra running on Apple MacBook

Apple released macOS Sierra on Tuesday. The successor to OS X El Capitan, Sierra brings Universal Clipboard, iCloud Desktop and Documents, Auto Unlock and Apple Pay to the Mac. It also features Siri integration, as well as other improvements. The update is free.

Apple Promises Fix for Lightning EarPods Controls Bug

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple fixing Lighting EarPods bug

Apple’s Lightning connector EarPods and Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter for the iPhone 7 have a bug that can temporarily leave you without remote controls. Luckily, Apple says a fix is on the way.

PSA: ScanSnap Users Should Not Upgrade to macOS Sierra [Updated with Fujitsu Statement]

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

ScanSnap Bug

Fujitsu issues a major warning about ScanSnap compatibility in macOS Sierra. The take away is that if you use ScanSnap to create PDFs, don’t upgrade to Sierra. As of this writing, Fujitsu PDFs generated by ScanSnap could become blank if opened in Sierra. [Update: this article was updated with a statement from Samsung.]

PSA: iOS 10 No Longer Supports 3rd-Gen Apple TV as HomeKit Hub

· Jim Tanous · News

homekit apple tv

Are you an early HomeKit adopter using a third-gen AppleTV as your hub? If so, you may need to buy some new hardware after upgrading to iOS 10, as the new features in Apple’s home automation and control platform also introduce new compatibility requirements.

How to Hard Reboot iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

· Jeff Gamet · News

Press the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons together to reboot the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may be technological marvels, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to occasionally choke and require a forced reboot. With the iPhone 6s and earlier, pressing the Sleep/Wake button along with the Home button did the trick, but not so with the iPhone 7. Read on to learn how to force reboot your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple Fixed the iOS 10 T-Mobile Bug

· Jeff Gamet · News

T-Mobile says iOS 10 connection bug is fixed

Good news, T-Mobile users. Apple has a fix out for the iOS 10 bug that knocked some iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE users off the carrier’s network.

iPhone 7 Teardown: Apple Replaced the Headphone Jack with a Fake Speaker

· Jim Tanous · News

The iPhone 7 is already on sale in the Asia-Pacific region, and the iFixit team was on hand to rip one apart. The iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals a number of notable differences compared to the 6s, including some interesting choices for the space formerly occupied by the headphone jack.

Watch Twitter's Thursday Night Football Livestream on Your Apple TV

· Jim Tanous · News

twitter tnf nfl livestream

Instead of using Twitter to complain about tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills and NY Jets, you can actually watch the entire game for free. Here’s how to stream tonight’s game via the Twitter website or the Twitter app on your fourth-gen Apple TV.

Porn is Sneaking into the New GIF Search Feature in iOS 10 Messages

· Jim Tanous · News

imessage gif porn

The new Messages app in iOS 10 lets users search for GIF images directly in the app, but some users are encountering inappropriate results. It seems that whatever search filters the Bing-powered GIF search is using aren’t quite catching everything.

iOS 10 Bug Hits T-Mobile Customers on iPhone 6, SE

· Jim Tanous · News

t-mobile concerned

Are you a T-Mobile customer with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE? You might want to hold off on upgrading to iOS 10 (if you haven’t done so already). It seems a nasty bug is knocking these phones off the carrier’s network, but Apple is reportedly working on a fix.

iPhone 7 Plus Sold Out Worldwide, iPhone 7 Availability Limited

· Jeff Gamet · News

Boulder Apple Store

It’s no secret Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus inventory is constrained, but now it’s clear just how limited availability will be come Friday morning when the new models are supposed to hit store shelves. The iPhone 7 Plus is sold out around the world, as is the Jet Black iPhone 7, which means what’s left of the black, rose gold, and silver iPhone 7 inventory will be hard to come by.

iPhone 7 Upgrade Program gets more Inventory, Apple Stores Lose Out

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPhone 7 sold out

iPhone Upgrade Program members who felt jilted last Friday when pre-orders began and they couldn’t score a new iPhone 7 may have a chance to get in on this week’s launch day action. Apple made more inventory available for Upgrade Program members, but that may be at the expense of walk-in buyers.

Single Sign-on Missing from tvOS 10 Update

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple TV tvOS 10

When Apple released tvOS 10 on Tuesday along side iOS 10 and watchOS 3, our fourth generation Apple TVs got some cool new features like a dark mode interface and more powerful Siri search support. What we aren’t getting is single sign-on support—a feature promised earlier this year at Apple’s annual developer conference.

Apple's Swift Playgrounds for iPad Hits the App Store

· Jeff Gamet · News

Swift Playgrounds for iPad

Apple released Swift Playgrounds for iPad along side iOS 10 on Tuesday, giving us the tablet-based developer learning tool first shown off earlier this year at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference. The app teaches coding skills without needing any prior experience.

Apple Releases iOS 10 and watchOS 3

· Jim Tanous · News

ios 10 watchos 3

As expected, Apple today released the latest versions of its mobile operating systems. iOS 10 is now available for the iPhone 5 and newer, iPad mini and newer, iPad (4th generation) and newer, and the 6th generation iPod touch, while watchOS 3 is ready to go for all Apple Watch owners.

Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1 with New Look & macOS Sierra Support

· John Martellaro · News

iTunes 12.5.1

On September 13th, Apple released iTunes 12.5.1.  It works in El Capitan but has some new features that make it macOS Sierra ready and provide support for iOS 10.  Most notable is a fresher, cleaner look which addresses some of the early criticism regarding the complexity and busy look of iTunes 12.