President Trump claims in an interview that three Apple manufacturing plants will be built in the United States. Apple declined to comment, although Foxconn is reportedly considering Wisconsin as a plant location.
iOS 11 Developer Beta 4, and now Public Beta 3, changed the Contacts icon from a notebook with the silhouette of a man to a man and a woman. That’s a subtle detail, but one that people are noticing. The tech world has a strong cis male bias—so much so that women, transgender, and anyone that doesn’t embrace the good-old-boys-club attitude are often ridiculed and harassed—that needs some serious shaking up, so sometimes those little things can be a big deal.
Bryan Chaffin recently found this incredibly helpful in recovering a Bitcoin wallet he thought permanently lost, and wants to show others where it is. [Updated with more info.]
I’ve said it before, but this time Adobe is making it official: Flash is dead.
iOS 11 Public Beta 3 is a 335.2MB download as an over-the-air (OTA) update on iPad Pro (9.7-inch).
Apple doesn’t include detailed release notes with the public beta releases, but each release includes bug fixes, tweaks, and new approaches in implementing the many new features in macOS High Sierra.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on iRobot saying it wants to sell data Roomba robot vacuums collect, plus they look at WebCrypto.
We have a deal on Final Draft 10, screenwriting software for Mac and Windows. Features include Story Map, Beat Board, collaborative capabilities, and much more. We have it for $149.99 in our deal site, which is already 40% off, but we also have a 15% coupon code for you that brings it down to $127.49. Enter coupon code FINALDRAFT15 at checkout to get the discount.
Apple TV’s Universal Search feature is inching closer to being an actual universal search now that Discovery Life GO, as well as a few other content providers, are on board.
It’s inexpensive, but it certainly isn’t cheap.
FileVault protects your Mac’s data from prying eyes, and a firmware password helps protect your computer. Melissa Holt shows how the feature works.
The underground 5th Avenue Apple store has been closed for renovation/reconstruction, and we have photographs of the major construction taking place at the location.
You can quickly and easily find out which apps you need to respond to.
For some, the obsession is to work for Apple; for some others who’ve done that, the goal is to move on.
Maria Langer is legendary for the 85 books she’s written about computers from 1991 to 2012. That was merely the middle part of her career. Maria started her career with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hofstra University. After a few stints as a financial analyst and auditor, she decided to dump the 9-to-5 grind and delved into writing computer books. Basically, if you wanted to learn anything about computers in those days, you read her stuff. Around 2011, that came to an end, and so, inspired by a childhood ride, she started helicopter pilot lessons. Today, she owns her own helicopter and tour business, working out of both Arizona and Washington. Maria and I are both aviation enthusiasts, geeked out about aircraft in our chat, and Maria tells some interesting stories about flying choppers.
So my old friend Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus made a paperback version of Working Smarter for Mac Users, but he doesn’t want you to buy it. Weird, right? He has his reasons, though, and he made a video (with some cheesy help from yours truly) explaining why. Check it out. And if you haven’t already checked out Working Smarter for Mac Users, you should. I edited this book, and it’s amazeballs. It’s chock full of both Mac productivity tips and Dr. Mac’s techniques for overcoming procrastination. But unlike other productivity systems I’ve read, Bob’s focus is less about “do these things” than it is, “here are different things to try, and here’s how to think about them so you can pick what works for you.” It’s on Amazon ($19.99 Kindle, $29.99 Paperback), iBooks ($19.99), or direct from Bob (where’s a coupon code at the bottom of the page). In the meanwhile, enjoy Bob’s video!
Along with iOS 11 developer beta 4, Apple released macOS High Sierra developer beta 4 on Monday.
It seems as if smartphone manufacturers are holding off their endeavors until Apple releases the iPhone 8 later this fall.
Apple released iOS 11 developer beta 4 on Monday for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Siri, reciting a snippet of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody after being asked, “Hey, Siri. I see a little silhouetto of a man.” A tip o’ the hat to Guy Serle, who first alerted me to this on Twitter.