Old School Runescape Now Available for iOS

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Old School Runescape launched on iOS today. Old School RuneScape is RuneScape how you used to know. It was first released in 2013 and is based on RuneScape as it was way back in 2007. It’s the only MMORPG in the world that is shaped by its players, with developers releasing new, regular content that has been voted for by the fans. Play as the lone adventurer seeking glory through individual challenges, or band together with other heroes to leave your mark on the game. With 23 skills to master, hundreds of lore-filled quests, and dozens of unique raids and bosses to defeat, Old School RuneScape has a challenge for everyone. App Store: Old School Runescape – Free

Old School Runescape Now Available for iOS

Today at Apple Update: 60 New Sessions and Labs

· Andrew Orr · News

The Apple Store app will also get a new section around Today at Apple, and it will start to suggest sessions for you based on the products you buy.

Apple's MacBook Air Introduction Video

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple posted the MacBook Air introductory video to YouTube. This is the video narrated by Laura Metz, Senior Product Manager, shown during Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” media event on Tuesday. Jeff Gamet wrote up the details on the MacBook Air itself. MacBook Air starts at US$1,199, is available for preorder now, and ships on November 7th.

How to Change Mojave's Default Screenshot Location

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

macOS Mojave

Mojave’s new Screenshot program, which probably landed in your Dock after you upgraded, is pretty nifty. But if you want to change the location where it saves its screenshots, how do you do it? We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip!

When Icons Go Bad – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 733

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

When Icons Go Bad – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 733

The question of managing spoofed caller ID came up last week, and this week we’ve got answers. Also, how do you deal with applications that lose their icon? We’ll help! We’ve also got a lot more than that, too, including other questions, quick tips, Cool Stuff Found, and maybe even an iPhone XR discussion, too!

How Siri (and Alexa) Continue to Fail Me

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Apple Watch and Siri

Siri is a fairly good AI, but the fact that it stumbled on some basics is a source of disappointment for John.

TMO Background Mode Interview with Indiana University Astronomer Dr. Catherine Pilachowski

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Dr. Caty Pilachowski on Background Mode

Dr. Catherine Pilachowski is a professor of astronomy at Indiana University in Bloomington. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii. Her principal research interests include the evolution of stars and the chemical history of the Milky Way Galaxy from studies of chemical composition of star clusters. “Caty” got excited about astronomy as a youth reading the books of Asimov, Hoyle and Gamow. She told me about her serendipitous decision to attend graduate school in Hawaii where some very large telescopes were being built on Mauna Kea and how that ultimately led her to her current faculty position. We then chatted about her star cluster research and ended with some great tips for students who want to pursue a career in astronomy.

Americans Don't Upgrade Phones as Often Anymore

· Andrew Orr · Link

It seems that people don’t upgrade phones as often as they used to. More expensive phones, fewer carrier subsidies, and the death of two-year contracts may have led to this.

Carriers in recent years have offered less-generous promotions and separated the cost of a phone from a customer’s monthly service fees, leading to the demise of the two-year ritual of upgrading devices and service contracts simultaneously.

iPhones are now more expensive than ever. At the same time, Apple also has great support for older iPhones, so there’s not much incentive to upgrade every year anymore.