iOS 11: Apple's Big Productivity Upgrade

· Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

iOS 11 on iPad and iPhone

iOS 11 is here and it’s packed with new features for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Read on to see if there’s enough to get excited about.

Apple Security Updates Fixed These Bugs in iOS 11

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple Security

The details on the Common Vulnerabilites and Exposures (CVE) website aren’t available yet. This is because Apple imposed a moratorium on publishing until the bugs were patched. We’ll know more about them in the days ahead.

Delete Custom Ringtones With iTunes 12.7

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

delete custom ringtones

It turns out, being able to get rid of those unused ringtones doesn’t require third-party software or hacks after all.

10 AR Apps and Games You Can Download on iOS 11

· Andrew Orr · Product News

Of course, this is just the early days. We probably won’t be seeing the really game-changing AR apps for another year or so. Don’t be disappointed with the offerings right now.

TREBLAB XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds: $36.99

· Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

TREBLAB XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds

If you’re on the hunt for wireless workout earbuds for your new iPhone, check out TREBLAB’s XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds. They offer crisp treble and deep bass, over the ear hooks to keep them securely in place, and a nine hour battery life. They’re available in four colors and you can get yours for US$36.99 with today’s TMO deal. That’s a 79% discount.

tvOS 11 for Apple TV 4 Ready for Download

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

tvOS 11 showing new TV app

tvOS 11 for Apple’s fourth generation Apple TV was released on Tuesday AirPlay 2 support, along with a revamped TV app with live sports.

Apple Rolls Out watchOS 4 for Apple Watch

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple Watch with watchOS 4 and Siri face

Apple released watchOS 4 on Tuesday, and yes, the upgrade for the Apple Watch operating system is compatible with all of Apple’s smartwatch models.

macOS: Setting Up Custom Reminders

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Delete all reminders in a list

Setting up custom reminders on your Mac is simple, and it’ll help you configure notifications that happen (for example) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or ones that occur on the first weekend day of the month. We’ll tell you how to use this great feature in today’s Quick Tip!

Robots Won't Supplant Human Workers After All

· John Martellaro · Link

Factory robot

There’s a cost analysis case to be made that manual labor robots won’t replace their human counterparts. Think partnership.

CCleaner Malware Found In Version 5.3 of Software

· Andrew Orr · News

If you have used the infected software, delete the software immediately and run an antivirus scan. To be completely safe you can also do a restore of your computer.

TMO Background Mode Interview with The Mac Observer's Contributing Editor John Kheit

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

John Kheit on Background Mode.

John Kheit is a New York attorney and a regular Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer. We share many common interests, including the 4K/UHD TV revolution, and have recently been comparing notes on that technology. So, for this edition of Background Mode, we just geeked out, chatted about his acquisition of an LG OLED 4K/UHD TV, compared OLED to the older Plasmas, covered LG’s use of webOS 3, talked High Dynamic Range (HDR), did some comparisons to LCD TVs, and offered our thoughts about the future of TV, including 8K. We finished the show chatting about last week’s Background Mode interview with Car and Driver magazine’s Eddie Alterman and the future of autonomous cars.