Call it the calm after the storm: Now that OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.1, new iPads, and Retina iMacs have hit the streets, Apple is likely to get a little quieter leading up to the holiday season — but not before touting huge sales for the iPhone 6 during Monday's quarterly earnings announcement. Cupertino had a bit to say about Spotlight privacy yesterday as well, and our Tuesday Morning Report also looks at a couple of new software offerings for OS X as well.
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
We've covered a lot of Terminal tips and tricks on this site over the years, and the basis behind all of those tips was the use of the Terminal in OS X. In Yosemite, the Terminal sports a slightly different user interface, and a new icon, but that's not all that's new with one of our favorite power-user tools on the Mac. There's a few other changes under the hood that will leave power users everywhere wondering how they lived without thm. Let's delve in and see what's new.
In just a few short hours, iPhone 6 owners will be able to download iOS 8.1 and start using Apple Pay at retail stores — but before you head out to the store, there are a few limitations you should be aware of, as outlined in our Monday Morning Report. We've also got some bummer news about upgrading RAM in the new Mac mini (spoiler: you can't), and a unique solution for making eye contact while chatting on an iPad. Click ahead to read more!
If you've got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question, we've got the answer. In this week's Ask, we let you know how to save and export voicemail from your iPhone (or your phone's iTunes backup on your Mac) as a usable sound file.
Apple treated Mac users to a same-day announcement for the release of OS X Yosemite, and will follow with iOS 8.1 (and Apple Pay) on Monday. But there were a few details Cupertino left out, including the unique Apple SIM preinstalled with new cellular iPad models, as well as iWork and iLife updates for Mac. We've got the scoop on those in today's Morning Report to close out the week, so click on and read along.
Apple's delivering some big changes to OS X. For the first time in over a decade, Apple’s desktop operating system has received a complete overhaul, leaving no pixel unturned. In OS X Yosemite, everything from the dock to the “stoplight” buttons have been given a visual makeover, but the changes in Yosemite go far below the surface. Even without any new apps to play with, Apple has given us plenty of things to explore, with an array of features that make OS X more intuitive and powerful than ever before. But if you could use some help adjusting to your new surroundings, pull up a chair and let us help you out.
Following an introduction by CEO Tim Cook, Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi took the stage at the company's headquarters in Cupertino to bring us up to date on the recent iOS 8 update as well as OS X Yosemite.
Publisher Plus is a curious app. It’s seemingly laboring under the misapprehension that Apple’s Pages does not exist. It’s like someone’s grabbed Pages, pulled off some of the complicated bits, and glued some clip art and templates onto what remains. Oddly, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
In case you haven't heard, there's another Apple media event scheduled for Thursday, and owners of the Apple TV can sit back and enjoy all the announcements courtesy of the Apple Events channel. Today's Morning Report also has additional details on when Apple Pay might launch from partner Panera Bread, as well as availability for a new smartphone-connected door lock. It's all just a click away!
If you're in the market for a new 27-inch iMac with a gorgeous new Retina Display, we may have some good news for you, courtesy of one analyst with a pretty good track record for such predictions. Our Wednesday Morning Report also includes an apology from U2 frontman Bono for pushing that free album on iTunes users, as well as a peek at a new Mac app for Instagram. Click, read, and enjoy!