A Trio of Low-Cost macOS Effort-Savers

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

This thrilling episode (#395 for those keeping score) offers up a trio of inexpensive utilities Dr. Mac uses regularly to speed his workflow and keep his Macs running smoothly.

5 of My Favorite Apps and Games of 2019

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Andrew compiled a list of his favorite apps and games he used in 2019: Stardew Valley, Chronicle, Paprika 3, Jumbo, and Lockdown.

Don't Let Your Kids Download These Apps

· Andrew Orr · Link

Kids lining up against the wall with smartphones

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office compiled a list of 15 apps that they believe pose a danger to young children. Here are the apps on the list:

MeetMe, Grindr, Skout, WhatsApp, TikTok, Badoo, Bumble, Snapchat, Kik, LiveMe, Holla, Whisper, Ask.fm, Calculator%, Hot or Not.

4 Apps for the 4th Day of Chanukah

· Charlotte Henry · News

My Menorah Channukah

Channukah, the Jewish festival of lights, is at its halfway point – but there are a variety of apps to help you keep celebrating.

macOS Mojave: How to Disable All Automatic Updates

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

One of the changes Apple made in macOS Mojave is that software updates work a bit differently. If you want to disable automatic updating for either your App Store apps or your system, you can do that from two different sets of preferences if you want to! Melissa Holt has the scoop in today’s Quick Tip.

How to Use iOS 12's Measure App

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iOS 12 is out, and there’s a new app that gets installed with it—Measure. This’ll let you use augmented reality to get measurements on pretty much anything you can point your camera at, and we think it’s awesome!

How to Send a Starbucks Gift Card Through Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over how to use Messages to send your pal a Starbucks gift card (if you’re into that sort of thing). This uses Apple Pay to charge you, too, so you don’t have to pass your payment info through Starbucks. Neat!

Google Says No One is Reading Your Email, Sort Of

· Jeff Gamet · News

Google account access consent screen

Earlier this week a report claimed third-party app developers could read messages in your Gmail account without your knowledge. Google now says that’s not true. Sort of.

WWDC 2018 ARKit 2, the End of 32-bit Mac Apps - TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-07

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet at Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference to talk about ARKit 2 and what Apple is doing in the augmented reality space, plus they look at the coming end of 32-bit app support in macOS.

Here's a Free App That Adds the Mac's Quick Look Feature to Windows

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

If you use a Mac at home but need to use Windows for work or gaming, there are probably a few macOS features that you really miss when you’re in Microsoft land. Well, a free app can help with at least one of those missing features: Quick Look. If you’re running Windows 10, just head over to the Microsoft Store to grab the totally-not-infringing app “QuickLook.” It installs in seconds and gives you an extremely functional Quick Look experience right inside Windows. It doesn’t offer the search/lookup features found in recent versions of macOS, but it’s great for quickly previewing images and documents.

Here’s a Free App That Adds the Mac’s Quick Look Feature to Windows

Here's What You Need to Know About the macOS 32-bit App Warning

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

32-bit app warning in macOS High Sierra

If you’re running macOS 10.13.4 and launch 32-bit apps you’ll see a new warning as of April 12th telling you they need to be updated. Here’s what that means, plus how you can check to see which apps you use are still 32-bit.

Here's How to Select and Move Multiple Apps at the Same Time on Your iPhone or iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

We were recently asked if there’s an easy way to move and organize multiple apps at the same time on the iPhone and iPad, and the answer is yes if you’re using iOS 11. We showed the trick last fall, but it’s worth sharing again because moving apps one at a time is a total pain in the backside. Check out TMO’s video tip showing how can move several apps simultaneously on your iPhone and iPad.