Category archives for: Mac Software

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 […]

Twitter’s Desktop App for the Mac Is Now Gone

Twitter has removed the desktop client for Mac from the app store and will soon no longer support it. “We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be […]

Apple Prepping Fix for Message Bug that Crashes Devices

Apple says it has a patch in the works that will counter a bug causing iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even Macs to crash. The bug occurs when people receive a message with certain Indian language characters in apps including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. According to The Verge, Apple will push the patch “soon.” This […]

VideoLAN Releases VLC Media Player Version 3.0

  VideoLAN has updated its open-source VLC media player to version 3.0 with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content. Other additions include support for 360-degree video and 3D sound playback, HDMI passthrough, HDR […]

Chrome 68 Will Label All Unencrypted HTTP Websites As ‘Not Secure’

Starting with the Chrome 68 browser. Chrome 68 will label all HTTP sites as “not secure” when it is released in July. Google is quick to point out that the move to HTTPS has been happening at a rapid pace over the past few years and provided the following statistics: Over 68% of Chrome traffic […]

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