We're suddenly very envious of readers with one of Pioneer's recent NEX multimedia receivers in their car dashboard, which can now be upgraded to Apple CarPlay. Our Thursday Morning Report also has details on Apple's new iCloud tool for checking Activation Lock Status, as well as a new Logitech keyboard case for iPad Air. Don't delay, the news awaits!
Developers, start your engines! Apple released the gold master for OS X Yosemite on Tuesday, and is now asking developers to begin submitting their updated apps, suggesting that a release is just around the corner. Speaking of gold, rumor has it that the next iPad Air will be available in just that color. And what kind of trick is Microsoft trying to pull now? That and more in today's Morning Report!
By the time Infinity Ward released Modern Warfare 3 in 2011, Call of Duty’s style was well-established: the single-player mode should be bombastic, jingoistic, and cinematic, while a robust and quick-paced multiplayer portion comprises the bulk of the experience. But it also depends on an eager player base and densely populated servers. Unfortunately, Aspyr’s Mac port, released three years since, has neither.
Akvis Retoucher is a great way to remove dust, scratches, and watermarks from old photos. You can select and mask large areas to correct, or make finer corrections using features such as the Clone Stamp and Chameleon Tool, the latter of which is similar to Photoshop’s Pattern Stamp. Finding the perfect parameters can be hit and miss, but the results are good.
Wednesday wasn't a shining moment in the history of Apple software updates, as a rogue iOS 8.0.1 patch intended to fix a few smaller issues wound up causing big problems for iPhone 6 owners. A fix is on the way, but in the meantime Apple has detailed instructions on how to get those devices working again, and today's Morning Report also has details on a new AppleSeed test and bulletproof screen protectors for the latest iPhones. It's all just a click away!
Have you ever wanted to become an unstoppable cyborg ninja and slice through everything in your path? Well, if that’s the case, you’re in luck, because the flashy, stylish, unstoppable-cyborg-ninja game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be making its way to Mac tomorrow courtesy of publisher TransGaming.
If you happen to be reading MacLife.com this morning from your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, we hope you are being careful not to bend your new smartphone by placing it in your pocket. But Wednesday's Morning Report has other things on its mind, including rumors of a new Photos web app, the latest versions of Adobe Elements, and a new Apple print ad you won't have to worry about bending.
Cross-processing was originally a technique used in traditional dingy darkrooms, and involved developing print film using chemicals designed for use with slide film or vice versa. The results of the technique could sometimes be a bit hit-and-miss, but when it worked, boy, it really worked. Now you can get the same results using Adobe Photoshop Elements, which gives you the ability to tweak individual color channels to replicate almost any cross-processing chemical combination you might desire — without the mess!
Recent revelations about government snooping and security holes in software mean the safety of files and personal information is high on the agenda right now. For most, the chances of keeping government-level secret data on your Mac is slim. However, there’s still a lot of information and data to protect. Step forward Hider 2, which offers a secure and simple way to protect your files and folders.