Resentment has been growing against apps that call themselves "free" but bulge with in-app purchases and related microtransactions, and today Apple altered a bit of its wording on the App Store apparently in response to that sentiment. If only it weren't so awkward. Apps and games that used to read "Free" in the button reserved for prices with paid apps now display "Get," which seems inelegant to, say, "Download" or "Install."
Planning to buy an iPad or iPhone for someone on your Christmas list? Or maybe you've been waiting for the right time to treat yourself to a new MacBook? We're here to help with a collection of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Read on and save big bucks!
Apple today released new patches for both Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The notes for both are rather small and the updates don't introduce any new features, but they do fix some problems that some users have struggled with for several weeks or more. And perhaps best of all, both appear to have gone live without the hiccups that characterized the launch of iOS 8.1.
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!
Ever had to sign documents quickly and return them to a sender? No matter the type of document that you're trying to sign, if you can avoid the print, sign, scan, and send workflow, it's always appreciated. Mac OS X's Preview application has long allowed for digital signatures, and now in Yosemite you can sign your documents using the trackpad, too. Continue reading, and we'll show you how this feature works, and how you can put it to use to sign your PDFs in the future.
If you're willing to brave the crowds on Black Friday this year (particularly when retailers are referring to the sales as "doorbusters"), you'll find some good deals at Best Buy that you'll never find in an Apple retail store. Other sales sheets from Target and Sam's Club leaked over the last couple of days, but Best Buy took a different direction and published their deals for their Doorbusters sale outright.
Last week, the Home Depot suffered a devastating security breach in which 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million e-mail addresses were stolen. By the time a massive story hit The Wall Street Journal regarding the issue, investigators revealed that someone had managed to get access to the files through a Windows security breach. And what do you do when that happens? If you're in charge at Home Depot, apparently, you buy your executives a bunch of MacBooks and iPhones to replace their old Windows devices.
The desktop computer market as a whole has been on a precipitous downward spiral for a few years now, but all that jazz means very little to Apple. In fact, it's a cause for celebration as Macs are popular like they've never been before. New research from IDC (via TechCrunch) shows the Cupertino company's market share reached record levels during Q3 2014, netting Apple a 13.4 percent market share.
Apple's Photo Library for iCloud has so far relied on syncing with photos and videos taken with iDevices, but that may change soon. The beta for iCloud.com now allows users to upload photos they've taken with devices other than their Apple products to the cloud, which immediately makes the service a more attractive method of storing photos.
Barely a day after The New York Times published a piece on Palo Alto Networks' discovery of "WireLurker," a new malware threat in China that infects both Macs and iOS devices through USB transmission, Apple has already taken steps to neutralize the damage. In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino company noted that the harmful software was "available from a download site aimed at users in China," and now it's preventing affected users from even opening the harmful apps on their Macs.
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X functionality such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy tricks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any special knowledge of coding — all you need to do is follow the instructions!
QuickTime Player received a new feature in OS X Yosemite that makes it extremely easy to view and record your iOS device screen by connecting it to your Mac. This is great when you want to show off something on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when giving a presentation, or if you need to record something on your device to show off later or upload somewhere online.