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OS X Renamed macOS, gets Siri and Apple Pay Support

2:03 PM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · Reports

Siri for macOS Sierra lets you talk to your Mac

Apple announced OS X is now macOS, and that Siri support is coming to the desktop during Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. The next version of the Mac operating system will get Apple Pay support for the Web, too.

watchOS 3 gets New Health, Fitness, Communication Features

1:20 PM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · Reports

watchOS 3's new fitness tracking interfaces

Apple started off its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event with watchOS 3, the next version of the Apple Watch operating system. The new version will include performance improvements, easier access to favorite apps, new clock faces, handwriting recognition, and SOS on Watch for contacting emergency services from your wrist.

TMO’s WWDC Keynote Live Coverage

9:29 AM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · Reports

Get ready for today's WWDC keynote and TMO's live coverage

Apple's big keynote event to launch this year's annual Worldwide Developer Conference starts at 10AM pacific time, and The Mac Observer will be on location bringing you as it happens news from the event. Reports say we could see new MacBook Pro models, Siri support for third-party apps, an updated Thunderbolt display, and more.

OS X: Pasting Text into Emails, Much Faster

9:05 AM, Jun. 9th, 2016 · · Reports

Here's the faster way to copy text into Mail & Messages

Today we're going to discuss how to use a contextual menu to pop selected text into an email, a message, or even a tweet, which is faster than the typical "copy, switch apps, start a blank message, and then paste" method. Come on in and read all about it!

iOS Developers Snap Up Tickets for Microsoft’s WWDC Party

10:51 AM, Jun. 8th, 2016 · · Reports

Xamarin Microsoft Party

Microsoft is getting in on Apple's WWDC action with a major party on Monday, June 13th. The company announced the shindig on behalf of itself and Xamarin, a Microsoft-owned company that provides development tools to iOS, Android, and Windows, and all tickets were snapped up in hours.

OS X: Flashing the Screen for Alerts

9:40 AM, Jun. 7th, 2016 · · Reports

How to make your Mac's display flash for alerts

Today's Quick Tip is about a little-known Mac feature that can help you out if you keep your computer muted most of the time or if you have trouble hearing. Did you know you can make your screen flash when an alert comes in? You can, it's neat, and we're gonna tell you all about it!

OS X: Sending Your Whole Contacts List as a File

9:15 AM, Jun. 6th, 2016 · · Reports

Here's how to share your Contacts list with someone

Today's Quick Tip is about sending all of your contacts to someone else, so if you and your spouse need to access the same info, you can add your cards to his list and vice versa. Melissa Holt has warned us that she's going to be complaining about the lack of a simple contacts-sharing option within iCloud, but she promises to keep that to a minimum.

El Capitan: Adjust Safari’s Reader Settings

9:15 AM, May. 24th, 2016 · · Reports

How to customize OS X Safari Reader settings

Under El Capitan, you can now customize Safari's Reader view, which'll let you read articles in the distraction-free way of your choice. Switch up the font! Change the background color! We're here to tell you all about it in today's Quick Tip.

iTunes 12.4: Editing the Sidebar

9:10 AM, May. 17th, 2016 · · Reports

Customize iTunes 12.4's sidebar

iTunes just got updated, and version 12.4 looks a bit different. For one thing, we can use the sidebar again (whoo!), and for another, we can edit that sidebar to show only what we want it to (double whoo!). We've got the how-to right here in today's Quick Tip.