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Friday August 17, 2018. 08:52 PM
On the Mac, Mailplane is a good fit for Gmail users who like Google’s Web-based interface but also want desktop features. With version 4, Mailplane rolls out many changes, including a new reliance on the Google Chrome browser under the hood, enabling the use of...
MacRumors did a deep dive into the iPhone repair ecosystem to learn where non-Apple replacement parts come from and how the industry works.Read original article
Thursday August 16, 2018. 11:44 PM
Is your iMovie output stuck at 720p, even though you fed it a higher resolution video? While trying to record a screencast from a 27-inch Retina iMac, Josh Centers discovered the fix.
Major upgrade for the Web design and publishing software brings a cleaner, more refined user interface and a new responsive Device Preview feature. ($89 new, $69 upgrade, 76.7 MB)
Wednesday August 15, 2018. 11:44 PM
Linked text boxes disappeared from Apple’s Pages in 2013, but after years of wandering in the wilderness, the powerful layout feature has returned better than ever.
The App Store drove the price of apps to nearly zero, but it took Apple nearly a decade to respond to the problem by enabling in-app subscriptions. Kif Leswing at Business Insider shares the story.Read original article
Monday August 13, 2018. 11:32 PM
A developer has noticed that Group FaceTime, one of the marquee features of iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave, won’t make the initial release of those operating systems. Missed ship dates are starting to become a habit for Apple.
An investigation by the Associated Press and Princeton University has found that Google tracks and stores your location history even when you have disabled Location History. To prevent Google from tracking your location, also disable Web & App Activity.Read original article
Saturday August 11, 2018. 12:04 AM
With the financial troubles at MoviePass making headlines, Jeff Porten reviews the competing service Sinemia, and rounds up similar subscription services offered by two theater chains.
Friday August 10, 2018. 10:36 PM
Makes a couple of improvements to the soundboard application's MIDI support. ($39 new, free update, 14.1 MB)
Now and then, when you’re browsing the Web in Safari in iOS, you might want to load the desktop version of a site or reload a page without your content blocker enabled. Here’s how to do that, but beware that it may not work as desired.
Thursday August 9, 2018. 04:15 PM
It seems that both tech giants and government agencies want to know everything about us. But is “privacy” what we’re really looking for, or something more along the lines of the right to be left alone?Read original article
Significant release for the RAM-based relational database for macOS includes a long list of changes. ($100 new, free update, 45.3 MB)
Corrects a bug that caused a hang when adding files together. ($29 new, free update, 9.0 MB)
Wednesday August 8, 2018. 09:22 PM
System Preferences is an essential tool that lets you customize your Mac in numerous ways. Learn how to customize System Preferences itself, the different ways you can open it, and how to navigate quickly to the pane you need.
After discovering that the Strava fitness app was inadvertently revealing hidden military sites, the US military has authorized limits on apps and devices that use GPS location tracking.Read original article
Monday August 6, 2018. 11:21 PM
USB Restricted Mode is a new security feature in iOS 11.4.1, but it can have some unintended consequences. Josh Centers explains what it is, how it works, why it exists, and how you can turn it off if necessary.
AT&T and Verizon are both eliminating lower-priced Internet service tiers even though they haven’t extended faster speeds to rural customers. The net effect is that rural DSL customers are paying the same rates as urban fiber-optic customers for much slower speeds.Read...
Major upgrade of screencast recording and video editing app with new Templates and Styles features, plus access to an integrated Stock Media Library. ($129 new, upgrade pricing available, 110 MB)
Adds support for Instagram as a social profile type. ($19.99 new, free update, 11.1 MB)
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