Apple Moves Some Safari Extensions to Mac App Store

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple launched a new Safari Extensions section on the Mac App Store this week. Currently there are 27 Safari Extensions on the MAS, a mix of free and for-fee Extensions. The original Safari Extensions Gallery website is still available, too, though, where you can find every Extension available. There wasn’t a lot of information released with the Mac App Store addition, and we don’t yet know if Apple plans to move all of them. Safari Extensions add hooks into apps, services, and other features into Apple’s Safari browser. Many are free—especially app companions—while others come with a (small) price tag.

Apple Moves Some Safari Extensions to Mac App Store

Prizmo 3 Scanning for Mac: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Prizmo 3 Scanning for Mac

We have a deal for you on Prizmo 3 Scanning for Mac. It will scan, allow you to edit, and built-in optical character recognition (OCR). You can use your smartphone as your scanner, too. It’s $29.99 through us.

iOS 10: Using 3D Touch in Spotlight

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iPhone 7 Product Line

3D Touch on the iPhone has all kinds of helpful uses, and in today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover a handy way to use it with Spotlight to make even an unfamiliar device do your bidding! We’re all about not paging through tons of folders to find what we’re looking for, folks.

Apple Seeds watchOS 4 Developer Beta 7 (15R5365a) to Developers

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

watchOS 4 logo

Apple didn’t include patch notes for the release, but as with other operating systems in Apple’s developer beta program, each seed is a mix of bug fixes, tweaks, and various stages of feature rollouts.

A Wealth of Open-Source Software Is Homebrewed

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

open source software homebrew

When it comes to installing awesome software for free, this utility, paradoxically both little-known and popular, makes it quick and easy.

TMO Background Mode Interview with Bloomberg Consumer Tech Reporter Mark Gurman

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Mark Gurman at Bloomberg reports.

Mark Gurman is the Consumer Technology Reporter for Bloomberg. As Mark recalls, there was never a time in his youth when he wasn’t interested in technology. He told me that it was the iPod mini for his 10th birthday that wowed him. His love for the company that created the iPod made it feel very natural to get into reporting on Apple. In the second segment, we chatted about his seminal article in December 2016 on the state of the Mac, thoughts on the next Mac Pro, competition from Microsoft in the form of the Surface Laptop, how the Apple watch Series 3 may have LTE, how devious Apple has become in hiding its pre-release trademarks, prospects for an Apple robot and Apple’s HomePod. Mark provided, as always, fascinating and insightful comments about Apple.

Making the Most of Your iPhone Storage Space

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Just because Apple is making iPhone and iPad models with beefier storage options doesn’t mean iOS isn’t evolving to help you manage the space better.

In The Next iTunes Update, iTunes U Collections Will Move to Podcasts

· Andrew Orr · News

If you are an iTunes U content creator, you won’t have to do much since Apple will be doing the transition. However, Apple recommends that institutions review current iTunes U Collections and remove outdated or unneeded content before the transition happens.

Apple Seeds tvOS 11 Developer Beta 7 (15J5369a)

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple TV tvOS 11 beta

Along with iOS 11 beta 7, macOS High Sierra beta 7, and watchOS 4 beta 7, Apple released tvOS 11 developer beta 7 (XX) on Monday.