Apple is releasing a beta version of its ProRes RAW codec to Windows today, for Windows 10 64-bit, enabling ProRes video playback.
Dell updated its Dell Mobile Connect app to enable users to mirror their iPhone on their Windows PC. This means your iPhone’s screen is displayed on the PC, where you can see notifications, drag and drop files, and otherwise control the phone using your PC. Requirements: A Dell laptop from 2018 or later from the Alienware, G Series, Inspiron, Vostro, or XPS line of models.
A new report from Malwarebytes reveals that malware threats against Macs outpaced those for Windows for the first time ever in 2019.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a decade of iPad, how it surprised the Windows team, and how it has evolved.
Former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky wrote a blog post about how his team were caught off guard by the iPad.
The success of iPhone (140K apps & 3B downloads announced that day) blinded us at Microsoft as to where Apple was heading. Endless rumors of Apple’s tablet *obviously* meant a pen computer based on Mac. Why not? The industry chased this for 20 years. That was our context.
It’s a good read. Everyone expected Apple to compete with netbooks. They did, but not by creating their own Mac netbook.
Microsoft announced that Windows Defender ATP—its built-in anti-malware tool—is coming to macOS.
WinRAR, a file compression app on Windows, recently patched a bug that was there for fourteen years due to an old DLL library.
It’s now possible to download Windows 95 on your Mac right now, as an app. You can run it on macOS, Windows, and Linux. Slack developer Felix Rieseberg has created the electron app, and published the source code and app installers on Github. Apps like Wordpad, MS Pain, and Minesweeper all run just fine, like they would on the actual operating system. However, it seems like Internet Explorer can’t load web pages. The app is 129MB and only uses about 200MB of RAM, even if you’re running it with multiple apps and programs running. If you run into problems, you can reset Windows 95 inside the app and start over.
Consumer Reports compared five mobile payment systems and found big differences in security and privacy practices.
Apple’s Windows Migration Assistant is going to be much more useful in macOS Mojave because it adds support for moving data from third-party apps including Microsoft Outlook.
Apple released Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.4.0 on Thursday, an update that patches two vulnerabilities for Mac users booted into Windows using Boot Camp.
Mac users aren’t affected because 7Zip is only available for Windows.
There’s a new company called Crowdfense that represents the obstacles companies like Apple, Google, and other operating system vendors have in keeping their platforms secure.
TunnelBear is expanding beyond VPN services and into password management with its new RememBear app. The app securely stores passwords, credit cards, and more in an AES256 encrypted database, plus it can generate strong passwords for you. The app is available for macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android with autofill extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It’s free for use on one device, or US$36 a year for sycning with multiple devices, cloud backup, and priority support.
A security issue building behind the scenes for weeks has bubbled to the surface, and could lead to performance hits on Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux devices.
And then, buried way down at the end of the press release, the two companies said GE would move its massive work force of 330,000 employees to iPhone and iPad, and promote the Mac as an option, too.
You can get the App Store back in iTunes if that’s something you want, but you need to know where to find the special download on Apple’s website.
macOS and iOS may be pretty cool, but the rationalization that they are the only OSes you need to know is self-deception given today’s workforce.
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.