macOS: Hiding All-Day Events in Calendar

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Need to temporarily hide All-Day events in Calendar on your Mac? Melissa Holt shows you how to declutter your schedule.

TMO Background Mode Interview with Car & Driver Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eddie Alterman

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Eddie Alterman on Background Mode

Eddie Alterman is the Editor-in-Chief of Car and Driver magazine. He fell in love with cars even earlier than most of us. His father was a car salesman in Detroit in the 1970s when cars weren’t great, but it was still exciting. His dad would leave copies of Car and Driver magazine open on the dining room table for Eddie. It worked. Eddie imagined that all the editors who got to test cars were “living the best possible life.” So Eddie designed his whole life around writing for a car magazine. It worked again. In the second segment we chatted about the romance of driving and also spent a lot of time discussing the technology and sociology of autonomous cars. Eddie had some great observations, based on his considerable experience, that will keep you pondering for months.

iOS: How to Retrieve Purchased Ringtones

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

retrieve purchased ringtones

It took some digging and searching, but Jeff Butts found out how to get back those purchased ringtones, almost by accident.

Filmora for Mac with Video Assets: $49

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Filmora for Mac

We have a deal for you on Filmora for Mac, video editing software. It comes bundled with Filmora Education Set, a collection of 60 video assets. You can get this package through us for $49.

Apple Rolls Out tvOS 11 Developer Beta 10

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple TV tvOS 11 beta

Apple wrapped up last week with new beta updates for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and is starting off this week with tvOS 11 Developer Beta 10.

Happy Labor Day

· Jeff Gamet · News

Labor Day hot dog

In observance of Labor Day, a U.S. holiday, The Mac Observer will be taking the day off for a little outdoor fun with friends and family, and we hope you are, too. We’ll resume our regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, September 5th. Enjoy the holiday!

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Dollars – Mac Geek Gab 673

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

Mac Geek Gab Logo

Moving your Photos to a new drive, managing your Finder’s smart searches, reasons for a VPN, and remote access to your own Macs are just the first few topics that Dave and John discuss this week. Then it’s on to managing your document syncing, finding an old version of Mac OS X for an older Mac, some cool scripts that other listeners developed for monitoring your network, and more! Press play and enjoy!

These Could Be the Official Names of Apple's New iPhones

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Kudos to 9to5Mac‘s publisher, Seth Weintraub, for a huge scoop. Reporting from Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA), an electronics trade show in Berlin, Mr. Weintraub uncovered what could well be the official names of Apple’s next round of iPhones. Specifically: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone Edition. The news is based on leaks from Apple’s supply chain that wound up in the hands of case makers. Those case makers were confident enough in their intel to start printing up packaging for cases for unannounced iPhones. Read through his entire piece, as he makes a very compelling argument for why this information is likely reliable. If it does turn out to be true, it would mean that Apple is skipping the “iPhone 7s” and jumping straight to iPhone 8 for its base iPhone line. The much-rumored special iPhone, which had been dubbed everything from iPhone Pro to iPhone 8, will be iPhone Edition. It’s a good lineup of names, in my opinion, and I think there’s a lot of merit to this story.

These Could Be the Official Names of Apple’s New iPhones

[Video] Tim Cook Makes Appearance in Auburn University Commercial

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made no secret of his love for Auburn University, his alma mater. He puts his money and his mouth (literally) towards that love in a new promotional video for Auburn with not one, but two appearances [via 9to5Mac]. The spot features past and present students yelling the War Eagle, the school’s slow-motion battle cry. Tim Cook is doing his remotely, probably from Apple Park. Then we cut to an auburn-haired student holding her (Apple) iPad, where Tim continues his War Eagle cry through the magic of (Apple’s) FaceTime. That’s like a 3-for-1 for Mr. Cook, and a continuation of his efforts to raise his (and Apple’s) public profile. Check it out.