Category archives for: Mac Software

Customer Backlash Leads To Microsoft Backpedal On Legacy Skype Support

Last month, Microsoft announced it would be shutting down the desktop version of Skype 7.0, otherwise known as classic Skype, in September and transitioning users and businesses to the redesigned Skype 8.0. Following what the company describes as “customer feedback,” classic Skype will be sticking around for “some time” to “bring all the features you’ve […]

Microsoft Announces Skype V 8.0 – Adding iPad Version

Microsoft announced a new version of its Skype messaging app, along with a warning that previous versions of the software will be disabled after Sept. 1. “As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we must shut down older services and application versions,” wrote the Skype Team in an online post. “This is […]

Apple Adding More Emojis Later This Year

Apple today committed to adopting more than 70 new emoji. The Unicode Consortium announced Unicode 11, which includes dozens of new emoji, in February and made the final version available in June. Apple says new emoji characters will soon grace the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. Unicode 11 brings new representation for emoji with options […]

Google Ships App Maker To Education And Small Business Customers

Google today moved its App Maker tool out of beta and made the simple coding service available to educational institutions and small businesses. The idea, says Google, is to help schools and SMBs to create custom apps that work more directly for them. Beyond building the apps, schools and businesses that put App Maker to use will be […]

Apple Bars Apps From Storing Contacts, Photo Data

Apple is taking more steps to protect its users’ data. In its latest App Store Guidelines, Apple forbids developers from creating databases from contacts, photos, or other apps/APIs that can access user information. “Apps should not attempt to surreptitiously build a user profile based on collected data and may not attempt, facilitate, or encourage others to […]

Yahoo Messenger Shutting Down In July

Verizon Communications subsidiary Oath has announced that it would shutter the Yahoo Messenger service in just over a month. Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17th. Oath acknowledges that Yahoo Messenger has many loyal fans, but the company wants to move away from antiquated messaging platforms and “focus on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that […]

Google Maps Adds Support for 39 New Languages

Google today said it has updated Google Maps with support for 39 new languages. The new languages, some of which include Afrikaans, Burmese, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese, bring Maps to some 1.25 billion additional people around the world. Google says the added languages are available in the latest […]

Many Of Apple’s Online Stores Unable To Complete Sales At This Time – iTunes, iBooks and iOS, MacOs Stores Are Effected

Update: Apple’s System Status page now displays issues with the App Store, Apple TV, iTunes U, iTunes Store, Volume Purchase Program, and Mac App Store. We have verified that we could update apps on both the iOS and Mac Apps stores.   The Apple’s online store fronts for iBooks, iTunes, Apple TV are unable processing sales at […]

Apple Launches New Family Resource Web Page – Control Accounts From One Page

Apple recently published a new web site meant to help families manage their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple accounts. The site offers high-level overviews of all the parental controls available, as well as deep-dive tutorials with step-by-step directions on how to enable each tool. Parents have long been able to manage iTunes purchases, control content, set […]

Logitech Adds More More Power to The Crown – Updated Logitech Options Brings New App Support to Craft Keyboard

Today Logitech has updated the Options driver for Craft keyboard, the flagship keyboard which has a very useful Creative Input Dial AKA the Crown. The new version of the Options package now has support for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC!  We got to check out yesterday on MacOS and it rocks.  It also works for you […]

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