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Apple Launches Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus

vrijdag 18 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple has launched a repair program for iPhone 6 Plus devices that suffer a flickering display or Multi-Touch issues. The program’s description specifies devices that experience these troubles “after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface an…

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Pocket Tripod PRO (Pre-Order): $19.99

vrijdag 18 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Check out the Pocket Tripod PRO, a stand for your iPhone or Android device that folds up flat to the size of a credit card. That means you can carry it with you in your wallet or billfold so you always have it with you. This is a new version of the …

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Apple Opens Registration for ‘Hour of Code’ Workshops at Apple Stores

donderdag 17 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple opened registration for its popular Hour of Code workshops on Thursday. The workshops will take place from December 5th through December 11th at all 487 of Apple’s retail locations, which are now just called “Apple.”

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Brydge 12.9 Aluminum Keyboard for iPad Pro Exudes Class

donderdag 17 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple has waxed enthusiastic about keyboards for the iPad and now offers its own. But the design may not be for everyone. If you’ve been thinking about a sturdy, aluminum keyboard/case for your iPad Pro, one that makes it look (and function) very mu…

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Is the New 15-inch MacBook Pro THAT Much Faster than the 13-inch?

donderdag 17 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Bare Feats writes: “Both with the best processor, 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB flash storage, but different GPU. Is the 15-inch with Quad-Core processor and discrete GPU really that much faster? Is it worth the extra $$$, size, and weight?” Their test results…

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TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-17: Goodbye AppleScript, Apple Axes Sal Soghoian

donderdag 17 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple’s Product Manager of Automation Technologies Sal Soghoian is out of a job, and that doesn’t bode well for the future of AppleScript and Automator. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about what’s likely in store for automation on the Mac, t…

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Roxio Toast 15 Titanium: $35.99

donderdag 17 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Toast 15 Titanium is a powerhouse for creating CDs and DVDs, including the ability to copy CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs. You can convert web-based videos for watching on your devices, share to the usual social networking suspects, and capture video …

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TOMS Straps for Apple Watch Include Solar Power Donation

donderdag 17 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

TOMS announced Thursday a line of straps for Apple Watch. The straps are part of the Made for Apple Watch program from Apple, and continue TOMS’s philanthropic practice of including a charitable donation with each purchase.

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Apple’s Tradition of Always Building the Best Doesn’t Fit with Current Apple TV

donderdag 17 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple was, it seemed, somewhat late with the 4th generation 1080p Apple TV that shipped in October of 2015. Not delivering at 4K device at that time could be forgiven because High Dynamic Range (HDR) specs hadn’t been formalized during its developme…

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Apple Cuts Mac Automation Manager Sal Soghoian

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Sal Soghoian is the godfather of AppleScript and automation on the Mac, but not for much longer. He announced at MacTech Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that Apple is eliminating the Product Manager of Automation Technologies he’s held sinc…

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ACM 386: Apple Coffee Table Book and Design Run Amok

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple has a new coffee table book out called Designed by Apple in California. Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host John Kheit to talk about it. Spoiler: Bryan likes it and John sees it as a sign of Apple having lost the plot. They also discuss the …

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TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-15: Why is $feature Missing from Apple TV?

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Today it’s time to look at Apple TV and ask one tough question: why don’t we get $feature on Apple TV? Good thing we’re geeks and we understand variables, too, because for this episode $feature = array(“4K Output”,”Amazon Prime Video”,”Netflix Insid…

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Developers and Designers Finally get the Color Picker They Need in Drop

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Your Mac’s built-in color picker is fine, but doesn’t feel like it was cerated with coders and designers in mind. Tapity’s coding team thought that was unfortunate, so they whipped up Drop—a color picker that fits the bill for both coders and design…

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iOS 10: Drawing on Your Pictures in Messages

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

If you liked Melissa Holt’s Quick Tip about using Photos on the Mac to mark up images, then you’re gonna need to check out this one too. Wanna annoy your friends and family by drawing on the pictures you send them through Messages? Sure you do, and …

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MacX Media Management Bundle: $19.95

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

We have a bundle of apps for your Mac today called the MacX Media Management Bundle. It includes MacX DVD Ripper Pro, MacX Video Converter Pro, and MacX MediaTrans. You get all three apps for $19.95.

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Twitter Adds More Controls to Empower Users against Trolls

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Twitter announced on Tuesday new abuse controls, tools designed to curb the reach of trolls. The short version of Tuesday’s announcement is that Twitter is making it possible to mute keywords, phrases, and entire conversations from your notification…

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TAPS Sticker on Kickstarter Lets You Use Gloves on Touch Screen and Touch ID

woensdag 16 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Check out TAPS on Kickstarter. It’s a sticker you can put on your gloves that lets you use a touchscreen. There are other products that will do that, including Nanotips, which are actually used in TAPS. But Tony Yu, the person behind this project, s…

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HP Exploits Apple’s Mac Pro Void with New Z2 Mini

dinsdag 15 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Hewlett-Packard has announced the Z2 Mini, a powerful but compact desktop computer aimed at technical and creative professionals in CAD, finances, OEM and education. With the option for an Intel Xeon quad-core CPU, up to 32 GB of RAM, Linux/Win10 su…

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Thinking Differently about Apple’s $299 Coffee Table Book

dinsdag 15 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple launched a new product on Tuesday, a coffee table book titled Designed by Apple in California. It will come in two sizes, 13″ at $199 and 16″ at $299, and both contain some 450 photographs of Apple products. I have very mixed feelings about th…

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TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-15: Apple’s Coffee Table Book, HP’s Campaign to Win Mac Users

dinsdag 15 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple has a new product out. It comes in two sizes, small and large, at $199 and $299, respectively. And it’s a coffee table book. Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton, and John Martellaro discuss the book and ask if it’s a sign that Apple has lost sight of…

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Touché: See and Use Touch Bar on Any Mac

dinsdag 15 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

On Monday, Daniel Jalkut at Red Sweater Software released Touché, an app that shows a fully-functional Touch Bar on the screen of any Mac. Well, it’s fully-functional in that you can click on it, but obviously touching it won’t matter. While this wo…

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