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Thursday March 21, 2019. 10:20 PM
The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for what it’s calling abusive advertising practices, but even that stunning amount isn’t close to the largest fine the EC has levied against the search giant. And it pales in comparison to Google’s revenues.Read...
Wednesday March 20, 2019. 10:44 PM
Long-standing email archiver updates mail parser and adds support for Dark mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($44.95 new, free update, 151 MB)
Blog editor improves handling of uploaded GIF images. ($49.95 new, free update, 15.6 MB)
Maintenance update for the character discovery utility. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.9 MB)
Apple has released second-generation AirPods that respond to “Hey Siri,” offer up to 50% more talk time, connect twice as quickly, and can be fitted with an optional wireless charging case.
Since its introduction in 2004, Apple’s GarageBand has become a staple in music production, perhaps even more than you may have realized.Read original article
Tuesday March 19, 2019. 10:29 PM
Can wearables like the Apple Watch help advance medical research? The results of the massive Apple Heart Study would suggest so.Read original article
After nearly two years, Apple has beefed up the 21.5-inch and 27-inch Retina iMacs with faster processors, graphics chips, and memory. The company also added some high-end options to the iMac Pro.
Over at Fast Company, Glenn Fleishman documents the rise and fall of the Do Not Track browser setting, a well-intentioned but ultimately doomed effort to make privacy easy for users.Read original article
Monday March 18, 2019. 07:24 PM
Apple has at long last updated the much-loved iPad mini with modern-day specs. Joining it is a new iPad Air that’s essentially an updated 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a worse camera and two fewer speakers.
Sunday March 17, 2019. 02:45 PM
If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our...
Friday March 15, 2019. 06:45 PM
After an 18-year absence, the CorelDRAW vector graphics editor returns to macOS in a graphics suite that also includes a photo editor and font manager, as well as a cloud-based app for on-the-go design work. Further showing its renewed interest in the Mac, Corel has also...
Apple’s 30th Worldwide Developer Conference is coming up in a few months, and developers can now apply for tickets.
Apple has published a response to Spotify’s Time to Play Fair site and complaint to the European Commission, but the response has drawn criticism from Apple developers and commentators.Read original article
Thursday March 14, 2019. 11:06 PM
Dropbox has introduced a three-device limit for its free Basic accounts as of this month. However, if you have four or more devices currently linked to your Dropbox account, they’ll remain connected for now.
In an effort to make the company’s business model sustainable, Flickr is deleting excess images, but it’s taking new measures to soften the blow.Read original article
A number of video doorbells are on the market, but at the moment, none work with Apple’s HomeKit. A couple of companies announced future support for HomeKit and more products were announced at CES. But is HomeKit really critical for a doorbell?
Wednesday March 13, 2019. 10:08 PM
After taking a close look at Preview in Mojave while updating “Take Control of Preview,” Adam Engst comes away disappointed. The new features aren’t impressive, one notable change is actively bad, and there are new bugs. But he’d still like to see Apple enhance the...
Spotify is tired of Apple’s App Store policies and is now calling on the European Commission to regulate the company. The timing is notable given Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up a number of tech giants, including Apple.Read original article
Ensures correct operation of the Save dialog of macOS 10.14 Mojave's enhanced screenshot utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.9 MB)
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