StarCraft Remastered Coming to Mac and Windows on August 14th

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

StarCraft, the classic real-time strategy game that was hugely popular on both Mac and Windows, is returning to the Mac this August with StarCraft Remastered. First teased back in March, Blizzard this week confirmed that the remastered version — which includes improved graphics up to 4K resolution, remastered audio, widescreen support, and modern multiplayer features — will launch for Windows and macOS on Monday, August 14th. Check out trailer and head over to Blizzard’s website to pre-order the game for $15.

Here's the Most Detailed Look at the iPhone 8 So Far

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Steve Hemmerstoffer, known as @OnLeaks on Twitter, put together a fantastic video showing what looks like the best iPhone 8 mockup so far. The video has loads of details ands shows exactly how the glass front and back fit into the phone’s frame and even lets us see exactly where the SIM tray sits. The model is reportedly made from the 3D CAD files in the factory that’s building the iPhone 8 and was made using CNC machining. The end result is an iPhone that looks so real you expect to see alerts pop up on the screen. It’s four minutes of iPhone 8 awesomeness.

Rural PBS Just Got Saved by T-Mobile

· Andrew Orr · News

PBS will continue to offer free kids shows, educational programs, and emergency alerts to millions of Americans thanks to T-Mobile.

Nomad Horween Leather iPhone Folio Wallet Case: $37.49

· Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

Nomad Horween Leather iPhone Folio Wallet Case

The Nomad Horween Leather iPhone Folio Wallet is a sharp looking way to protect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus when you’re out and about. The case made from Horween leather in the U.S. and has a fold over cover to protect your iPhone’s screen. It can hold up to six credit cards along with some folded cash making it functional wile still looking good. The case is regularly priced at US$49.95, but with TMO’s deal you get a 24% discount making it $37.49.

Parallels Toolbox Is a Misnamed and Hidden Mac Gem

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

I recently caught on to an app for macOS and Windows that takes the place of a good half-dozen other pieces of software. It’s been around for a while, but I’d overlooked it because of the name — Parallels Toolbox. I quite naturally assumed it related to running Windows in a virtual machine. I use VirtualBox for that. Boy, was I wrong! In fact, Parallels Toolbox is a one-stop app for quite a few great features. You can use it to take a screenshot, record a screen cast, or download your favorite video. That’s great for saving movies and other videos from YouTube or Facebook. Parallels Toolbox also gives you buttons to secure private files with a password, keep your computer from sleeping, or convert a video to a format you can view on your iOS device. It lives in your Mac’s menu bar, and is just a click away for all of those tools, and more. There’s a seven-day free trial, and then Parallels Toolbox is just US $9.99 per year. New tools are added frequently, so be sure to check it out and enjoy your all-in-one toolbox.

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Kicks Off Tuesday, July 11th

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

Amazon Prime Day, the company’s annual Black Friday-like sales event for Prime members that first launched in 2015, is coming soon. The company today announced that Prime Day 2017 is set for Tuesday, July 11, 2017, and that current Prime members can get an early start on shopping by logging on the previous night, Monday, July 10 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (6:00 p.m. PDT). Like the company’s Black Friday sales, Prime Day shoppers can expect a rotating series of deals throughout the day. Many of the products are clearance-like items that Amazon needs to move, but you’ll still occasionally find big savings on some cool stuff. If you’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up for the free trial which will give you access to the sale as well as all of the other Prime member benefits.

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Kicks Off Tuesday, July 11th

Apple’s Privacy is a Feature, Not a Hangup

· Andrew Orr · Editorial

Apple and Android fighting with laser swords

Privacy is a feature, not an inconvenience, and Apple’s choice to make that a priority is one of Apple Music’s strengths.

Mac Malware, Cell Service Providers, Upgrading to macOS High Sierra – ACM 417

· Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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With Bryan out on vacation Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus joins Jeff Gamet to talk about why Bob doesn’t routinely run a malware checker on his Mac, plus the rant a little about cell service providers, and talk about their macOS High Sierra upgrade experiences.

How to Install iOS 11 Public Beta on Your iPhone or iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

iOS 11 public beta is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch so anyone with a compatible device can install it and help track down bugs and broken features. Before you install it, however, you should have a good backup in case something goes wrong. Abhi Sirothia walks you through the process and shows you what it takes to get the public beta installed and running.

Is Mac Malware a Threat Yet?

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Malwarebytes discovered Fruitfly malware for Macs

Dr. Mac says: “Whenever malware is in the news, people ask me what I use to protect my Mac from malware. I still say “nothing,” as I have since time immemorial.” Find out why in this week’s Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #233)!