We customized the interfaces and features to make the app feel interactive and at home on Mac. This includes a side-by-side view of folders and article list, and hover states to highlight content on mouseover.
We also included new features for managing articles like hover actions, which allows you to easily like, move, archive, and delete directly from the list. With drag & drop, you can quickly organize articles directly into folders.
The Mac – or “Macintosh” if we’re going back to 1984 – is the first computer to effectively market a graphical computer to the masses, all delivered by Apple (or, at the time, Apple Computer).
The Mac has gone through several stages of evolution and iteration since 1984, including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Performa, Power Mac (including the G4 Cube!), iBook, and more. It remains one of the most popular computers you’ll see in business, schools, and homes today.
Alfred has an exceedingly clean code base, so we were hoping for it to be reasonably easy to create our first Universal build. To our pleasant surprise, it was as straightforward as loading up Alfred’s code into Xcode 12 Beta, selecting the Universal architecture, and compiling. That was it, no other changes were needed, and we were immediately able to take full advantage of the new architecture.
Apple announced three new computers at its latest event but there is one element of the Mac it has not upgraded for too long – the camera.
At the Mac event on Tuesday, Apple announced that macOS Big Sur will arrive on November 12 with a complete redesign of the operating system.
New 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros were announced on Tuesday with Apple’s custom M1 system-on-a-chip.
Yoink macOS Big Sur support has been added to version 3.5.11. Yoink is a productivity app that acts as a “shelf” to hold files from Finder or app/website content. When you drag something on your Mac, Yoink appears at the edge of your screen, allowing you to temporarily place it there. Navigate to the destination of your files and drag them out of Yoink. Aside from adopting the new look and feel of macOS Big Sur and running natively on Apple Silicon, version 3.5.11 brings numerous quality-of-life improvements and fixes, like better support for not-yet-loaded files in iCloud Drive, or screenshots dragged from macOS’ floating screenshots window. Yoink is available on the Mac App Store for US$7.99, in Setapp, and on the developer’s website.
Nikon has released Webcam Utility Software in beta to let you use your mirrorless or DSLR camera as a webcam for your Mac.
ToothFairy is a Mac app that lives in the menu bar to connect your AirPods with a single click or key press. It works with other Bluetooth accessories too, like mice, keyboards, and gaming controllers. Version 2.7 readies the app for macOS Big Sur and brings changes: Added AppleScript support for listing devices, getting their properties, and toggling connections; Updated the sample scripts in the “Run shell script after connecting/disconnecting” section of the manual; Added new icons for AirPods Pro, Beats Studio 3, controller, headphones, Playstation, Powerbeats 2020, Siri Remote, and Xbox; The “Improve sound quality by disabling audio input from device” option now works better when a Bluetooth device auto-connects rather than being connected via ToothFairy. It’s also more reliable in cases where macOS reports that it has set the audio input device but actually hasn’t. ToothFairy is available on the Mac App Store for US$4.99.
Apple set a Mac sales record in Q4 2020. By a considerable margin. John explains why.
Simon Says announced a partnership on Thursday to bring AI transcription to video editor DaVinci Resolve on macOS.
Feral Interactive announced on Thursday that Bioshock 2 Remastered is now available for Mac gamers. Return to the fallen city as a fearsome Big Daddy, intent on rescuing Little Sister Eleanor from the clutches of the sinister inhabitants of Rapture. The gleaming art-deco architecture of the underwater metropolis – revamped with high-resolution textures and new models – has never looked more alluring…or more menacing. The game requires macOS 10.15 and is supported on certain Macs like all MacBook Airs released since early 2020, or all 13” MacBook Pros released since late 2016. The full support list can be found on the game page where you can buy it for US$19.99.
Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest news for Security Friday, and talk about location data on iOS and why it matters.
More than three-quarters of organizations that use both Mac and non-Mac devices consider Apple’s offerings as the most secure out of the box.
CleverFiles released Disk Drill 4 on Tuesday, which Andrew will be reviewing in the next few weeks. It’s data recovery software
Safari 14 will be included but it’s not limited to Big Sur. Mac users running macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina can also get the update.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Silicon Mac mini, and streaming subscription overlap.
Dr. Mac is back with more things to try when good Macs go bad…
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss monitors and 4K and how newer resolutions can inform buying decisions.
After more than three decades as a Mac user, trainer, and troubleshooter, Dr. Mac has seen and resolved more Mac snafus than most. Here are some things he recommends you try when a good Mac goes bad…
When you delete a Windows partition, but don’t use Boot Camp Assistant to remove the installation, something pesky gets left behind. In this Quick Tip, Jeff Butts shows how to delete the leftover EFI Boot entry from when you dual-booted between macOS and Windows.