Mac|Life - All Articles http://www.maclife.com/articles/all/feed en Apple Daily: iOS 8.4 and Apple Music Launch Tomorrow; Force Touch iPhones; Cook in Pride Parade http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_ios_84_and_apple_music_launch_tomorrow_force_touch_iphones_cook_pride_parade <!--paging_filter--><p>Ready for Apple Music? It's set for release tomorrow, along with a company of other goodies bundled up in iOS 8.4. In addition, Apple is said to be already hard at work making iPhones for Force Touch, and over the weekend Apple CEO Tim Cook led 8,000 Apple employees through the streets of San Francisco.</p><h3>iOS 8.4, Apple Music, and Beats 1 All Set to Release Tomorrow</h3><p>Tomorrow's a big day for Apple users who've been eagerly awaiting the end results of Apple's latest foray into the music business. According to a <a href="http://www.fistfulayen.com/blog/2015/06/apple-music-and-beats-1-launch-tuesday-june-30th/" target="_blank">blog post</a> by Ian Rogers, a senior director of Apple Music and former Beats CEO, Apple will release iOS 8.4 tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., which in turn means that Apple Music and its associated <a href="https://www.apple.com/music/radio/" target="_blank">Beats 1</a> worldwide radio station will be launching as well.</p><p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y1zs0uHHoSw" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>That's slightly earlier than the 10:00 a.m. release time normally preferred by Apple for iOS releases, and it's currently thought that it's meant to accommodate Beats 1's first broadcast, which is said to go live at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. Someone high up at Apple must not have liked Rogers' frank reporting of the launch time, however, as the specific 8:00 a.m. release time has since disappeared from Rogers' post.</p><p>There are some other surprises in store as well, although we're likely have to wait a bit longer for one of them. In a series of tweets from earlier today, Apple executive Eddy Cue noted that iOS 9 will <a href="https://twitter.com/cue/status/614632890740027392" target="_blank">boost </a>the track limit for iTunes Match from 25,000 to 100,000, and that Apple will be releasing a new seed for the iOS 9 beta that will allow iOS 9 beta users to use Apple Music as well.</p><p>In case you missed all of the hubbub, <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/8-reasons-we-can’t-wait-apple-music" target="_blank">Apple Music</a> will cost $9.99 for a single account and $14.99 for a family plan that will support up to six people.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Insider Sources Claim Force Touch iPhones Already in Production</h3><p>It looks as though all those rumors about Force Touch coming to the next iPhone are true after all. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-26/apple-suppliers-said-to-start-making-iphones-with-force-touch" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>'s reliable insider sources recently confirmed that Apple is indeed incorporating the new technology into the so-called iPhone 6 and 6s Plus, and what's more, the company is reportedly already hard at work producing them.</p><p>Force Touch first garnered attention when the Cupertino company started incorporating it into MacBook touchpads, thus bringing a new level of interactivity depending on how hard you pressed on the surface. The technology seems ideally suited for the iPhone's touch-based interface, and for <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_possible_new_iphone_features_greenpeace_praises_apple" target="_blank">months&nbsp;now</a> it's been taken as all but a given that the next incarnation of Apple's beloved smartphones will feature it. As Bloomberg's sources "with knowledge of the matter" claim, "volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month."</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/06/forcetouch.jpg" width="620" height="368" /></p><p>Coincidentally, the original iPhone was released eight years ago today, at a time when the smartphone industry was utterly dominated by the likes of BlackBerry, Nokia, and Motorola. Force Touch is a reminder of just how far the "Touch Revolution" had advanced since those days when many critics were unconvinced that the whole touch-interface thing would ever catch on. Today, Apple is quite literally on top of the tech world thanks to the device, which now accounts for almost 70 percent of the company's annual revenue.</p><p>Come July 21, we'll also get a chance to see how well the iPhone is still working for the company, as Apple just announced that its Q3 2015 earnings call will take place on that date.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Tim Cook Leads 8,000 Apple Employees in San Francisco Gay Pride Parade</h3><p>Last week we <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_apple_watch_hits_new_countries_gets_extended_battery_cook_cheers_scotus" target="_blank">reported</a>&nbsp;that Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed satisfaction with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage quality last week. But that turned about to be a comparatively subdued reaction. On Sunday, June 28, Cook led a whopping 8,000 Apple employees through the streets of San Francisco for the city's annual Gay Pride Parade, along with other Apple executives such as Phil Schiller and Lisa P. Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives (via <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/327585/tim-cook-leads-8000-apple-employees-in-gay-pride-parade/" target="_blank">Cult of Mac</a>).</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/06/applepride.png" /></p><p><strong>Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/TUSK81/status/615232378026393600/photo/1" target="_blank">Gabe Ortiz</a></strong></p><p>Cook has championed gay rights while CEO of Apple ever since coming out last year, and he remains the only openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifJohnson" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_ios_84_and_apple_music_launch_tomorrow_force_touch_iphones_cook_pride_parade#comments News Apple Music force touch Gay pride iOS 8.4 iOS 9 iphone Tim Cook Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:33:59 +0000 Leif Johnson 21792 at http://www.maclife.com New App Recap 06/29/15: Bee, Perfect Weather, Disney GIF, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/new-app-recap-062915-bee-perfect-weather-disney-gif-and-more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/new-app-recap-062915-bee-perfect-weather-disney-gif-and-more#comments Gallery App AppLife Apps Columns Disney Email Exercise GIF iOS Music productivity Weather wireless iPad iPhone iPod Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:19:28 +0000 J.R. 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In other news, Apple CEO Tim Cook expresses public support for today's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and the Apple Watch heads to new countries beyond the initial launch countries for the first time.</p><h3>Battery-Extending Band for Apple Watch Due Out Nov. 3</h3><p>News first circulated about the "<a href="http://reservestrap.com/" target="_blank">Reserve Strap</a>" band for adding battery life to the Apple Watch way back in March, but only now has the development team come back with finalized designs and specs. There's also a price and a release date now:&nbsp;the strap will cost $249.99 and it'll start shipping out to customers on November 3 of this year.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/06/info.jpg" width="620" height="348" /></p><p>The strap itself boasts a 167 increase to the Apple Watch's battery life, which in itself marks a big step up from the 125 percent boost the design team originally reported. 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Customers can buy the strap in white, gray, or black.</p><p>The strap is noteworthy because it's one of the first known peripheral devices to take advantage of the Apple Watch's hidden accessory port to achieve its purpose, and while that sounds dodgy, the company claims that the strap complies with Apple Watch Band Guidelines and that it "doesn't violate either AppleCare warranty or Apple Terms &amp; Conditions."</p><p>The company has released a video detailing exactly how the Reserve Strap works, which you can watch above.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Tim Cook Tweets Support for U.S. Supreme Court Ruling</h3><p>Earlier this morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 U.S. states, and already Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to express his support. In his statement, Cook <a href="https://twitter.com/tim_cook/status/614449593627979776" target="_blank">recalled </a>Apple's iconic 1997 "Crazy Ones" advertisement: "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." A bit earlier Cook <a href="https://twitter.com/tim_cook/status/614449483292618752" target="_blank">tweeted </a>his belief that the Court's ruling "marks a victory for equality, perseverance, and love."</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/06/timcook.jpg" width="620" height="413" /></p><p><strong>Photo: Reuters</strong></p><p>The ruling no doubt has personal meaning for Cook, who publicly came out as gay back in October for the first time, although friends and family had reportedly known about his orientation for years. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," said Cook in an opinion article for Bloomberg <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/morning_report_tim_cook_speaks_out_ios_8_widget_drama_microsoft_health" target="_blank">last year</a>.</p><p>The ruling and Cook's statement also came just a day after Apple updated the App Store to feature content centered on LGBT issues in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York&nbsp;— a time, Apple says, "in which gay men and women fought back after decades of relentless discrimination."</p><p>The selection includes such acclaimed films as 2008's <em>Milk</em> and 2005's <em>Brokeback Mountain</em>, as well as a host of related books, podcasts, music, apps, and magazines.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Apple Watch Heads to Seven New Countries, Three More on July 17</h3><p>Now that a few months have passed between the official release of the Apple Watch (and all the associated supply troubles), Apple is at last working on expanding the list of countries where you can buy the device. As of today, international sales of the device have expanded to Mexico, Singapore, Italy, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland, and on July 17, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Thailand will join the club as well.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/06/milan.png" /></p><p><strong>Above: Waiting for an Apple Watch in Milan</strong></p><p>As expected, it's already a hit. Apple released a series of photos today showing the launch for the first wave of new countries, and it's full of shots of Apple enthusiasts standing in long lines that snake around the sides of Apple stores (via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/26/apple-watch-lands-in-seven-new-countries-coming-to-three-more-july-17/?ncid=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>). Not only is this noteworthy for being the same type of thing we often see here in the States, but the lines also prove that the device still generates a lot of enthusiasm months after it's been on the market elsewhere.</p><p>As you might recall (or have experienced), the Apple Watch's appearance in retail stores has been a long time coming, particularly since supply issues originally limited the device to online orders. Now, at last, the device is working its way to multiple countries around the world, which means we may finally get a chance to see what kind of adoption rate the device is truly capable of. If you're considering picking one up for yourself, we at <em>Mac|Life</em> have an extensive review ready for you, which you can read <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/hardware/apple-watch-review-score" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifJohnson" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_apple_watch_hits_new_countries_gets_extended_battery_cook_cheers_scotus#comments News Apple Watch Battery Life Reserve Band SCOTUS supreme court Tim Cook Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:44:41 +0000 Leif Johnson 21781 at http://www.maclife.com Sunless Sea Review http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/sunless-sea-review <!--paging_filter--><p>On an upgradable ship, with a hold full of supplies, you are a captain, and you will sail the Unterzee, a dark underground ocean, docking at various mysterious, threatening (life-saving?) ports. At each, you’re met with descriptive text, a few choices (the results of which may depend on your stats and resources) and the possibility to collect resources, both physical and non.</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/06/sunlesssea-620.jpg" width="620" height="349" /></p><p>One of the most interesting things about Sunless Sea is that you choose your win condition. At the start of each journey, you can choose not only a history for your captain that gives a bonus to starting stats, but also an ambition. These range from wealth to a personal journey to find your father’s remains, but all fit within a general goal: to explore, and gather resources.</p><p>All resources, from smuggled crates of souls to “zee-ztories,” are represented by cards. Each action requires a certain set of cards; if you don’t have the right set, you’re shown what you need. In chasing rarer resources, however, it’s important not to forget to maintain food and fuel, and minimize “terror,” which increases as you head into the dingy depths.&nbsp;</p><p>There are plenty of ways to die on the Unterzee. When that does happen, you’ll see the legacy system. With each death, you choose how your new captain is related to the previous for a starting bonus: a shipmate gets to keep an officer, a correspondent gets your chart....</p><p>This system does lessen the frustration of death, but as your line of captains retains knowledge so do you, and while the map can change between captains, each dock has the same story to tell. After a few plays, you’ll stop reading, using familiar docks purely as places to input resource x and receive resource y. Since even the combat is rote — sea creatures are fast but weak, and you can take out any ship — the mechanics alone are not enough to maintain interest. That said, the world and its stories are so different, it’ll take a while to get old, especially given that for a good few hours (and deaths) there will remain plenty of docks you’ve yet to visit.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The bottom line.</strong> Well written and different enough to be worth the inevitable repetition.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-the-bottom-line"><legend>Review Synopsis</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-product"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Product:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sunless Sea</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-company"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Company:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Failbetter Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.failbettergames.com" target="_blank">www.failbettergames.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $18.99 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-requirements"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mac running OS X 10.6 or later, 2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 700MB HD space, 1280x768 minimum screen resolution</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-positives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Positives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Customizable goals. Interesting world and stories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-negatives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Negatives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some repetition is inevitable. Combat doesn’t feel that interesting or worthwhile.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/sunless-sea-review#comments Reviews OS X Sunless Sea Mac Games Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:13:04 +0000 Jordan Erica Webber 21782 at http://www.maclife.com Ask: How to Delete Podcasts in iTunes on Mac http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/ask_how_delete_podcasts_itunes_mac <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/ask_how_delete_podcasts_itunes_mac#comments Ask iTunes Tips tricks Mac How-Tos Fri, 26 Jun 2015 22:06:31 +0000 Cory Bohon 21780 at http://www.maclife.com Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, June 26 http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/price_drop_weekends_best_app_deals_june_26_0 <!--paging_filter--><p>It's a beautiful day today in most parts of the country, so get outside and enjoy the weather and some exciting June events. And while you're at it, grab some of these tasty app deals, because they won't stick around long. Get in shape, get in some fishing, and get your game on — there are plenty of great deals to help make it happen.</p> http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/price_drop_weekends_best_app_deals_june_26_0#comments Gallery app deals App Life App Sales App Store Apps baldur's gate: enhanced edition billtracker for your iPhone circles memory game Deals dwelp frugal life GameBook Adventures my workout app NanoStudio NHL 2K pro angler sales star drift supermii tabata! 4 minute workout tesla wars weekly deals widget calendar XCOM: Enemy Within Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:36:59 +0000 J Keirn-Swanson 21779 at http://www.maclife.com