Sometimes things don’t have to be very complex to have an impact. In fact, Apple’s entire design esthetic focuses on the “less is more” philosophy, and the associated principles clearly have an influence on many iOS and OS X developers. Case in point: One of the coolest Mac apps I’ve seen in a long time is also one of the simplest Mac apps I’ve seen in a long time. More →
On Friday afternoon, 9to5Mac shared a leaked internal document from Apple which indicates that several classic devices will become obsolete on June 9th. For those of you who aren’t aware, Apple eventually stops offering support for its older devices through its retail stores and approved service providers within 5-7 years after manufacturing has been discontinued. More →
OS X developers and users who have opted for the Yosemite public beta program have already been able to try out Apple’s Photos apps on OS X 10.10.3, as Apple rolled out several beta releases in the past weeks offering early access to the application. Now, the rest of Mac users can now finally get the latest version of Yosemite. More →
If, for some reason, you’re looking to run Android apps on a computer, you now have a simple way to pull it off as long as you have the Chrome browser installed. According to Ars Technica, Google has opened its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) tool to anyone looking to try out Android apps on a computer. ARC works inside the Chrome browser regardless of operating system, so Windows, Mac and Linux users should all be able to test Android apps on their desktops and laptops. More →
It’s frightening how many people are so lazy that they can’t be bothered to use even the simplest security solutions to protect their computers and smartphones. I’m guilty myself — I typically don’t enable password security on my laptop because I’m not worried about prying eyes in my home or in my office. I try to remember to enable password protection when I travel elsewhere, but I probably only remember half the time, at best.
Microsoft on Thursday finally released a product that some Mac owners may have been waiting for: its Office for Mac 2016 collection of apps. And the best part? It’s completely free! The only downside, depending on how you look at it, is that it’s only a beta version of Microsoft’s productivity suite. More →
More and more security threats are discovered on a regular basis, and now it’s turn for a “Freak” vulnerability — that’s actually its name — for Android and Mac to come out of hiding. According to Re/code, both Google and Apple are aware of the situation, and have developed fixes to patch the Freak. More →
There are many means at Apple’s disposal for convincing consumers to buy an iPhone, iPad or Mac. Some involve the company actively promoting its products, some use partners to indirectly promote its products (such as Apple Pay or HealthKit), and some use other clever tricks that might get the job done. One such case is Apple’s recent decision to open up its cloud-based productivity suite to anybody, not just customers who already own Apple devices. More →