Exactly 20 years ago, the time had come for Apple to let loose a completely new generation of Mac OS – Mac OS X. After a months-long public beta, the final version of Mac OS X 10.0.0 was released, only to receive a mixed response. Although the operating system certainly showed potential, it also came with several serious weaknesses – leading to difficulties with productive use.
Those using their iPhone for navigation during motorcycle rides should take notice and switch to a more dedicated navigation system: Apple has recently revealed that strong vibrations can impair the iPhone's camera module.
Exactly 5 years ago, it wasn't exactly foreseeable how important the event was, although Apple spoke of a "wireless future". The result was a new market – created by Apple, which would quickly become bigger than 2/3rds of all Fortune 500 companies.
Due to the legal proceedings between Apple and Epic Games, quite a few interesting details, documents, and other information are coming to light. Take, for example, an e-mail from Steve Jobs in 2010 discussing a never-heard-of "iPhone nano".
Anyone who owns more than one HomePod is familiar with the following problem: when the command "Hey Siri" is issued, only one HomePod will ever respond. This is a bit annoying if you have multiple HomePods and want to use Siri with a device in a different room. However, a simple trick can remedy the situation.
Apple's hit the start button for macOS Big Sur 11.5, which has just been released. The new version contains a new feature and two bug fixes, in addition – iPadOS 14.7 has also been released alongside the new version of macOS.
Apple is hosting another round of updates for us all with some new operating system versions. The updates are for iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 with some very obvious innovations. iPadOS 14.7 and macOS 11.5 still have yet to be released.
The "Pegasus" trojan horse virus is back in the spotlight. Authoritarian regimes have used the spyware (intended for use against terrorists and criminals) to monitor up to 50,000 human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists. The Israeli programmer of the software has apparently taken advantage of a hole in iMessage, amongst other things.
Spotify is currently sending emails to subscribers who have used specific programs to record songs from Spotify. The company is requesting that users who have received such an email contact Spotify support and promise not to do so again. However, some users see it as their right within the service that they pay for.
Last evening, Apple released macOS Monterey's second beta to all Apple developers who opted to take part in the program. In such early stages of development, there are often quite visible differences between builds – which we will detail in the rest of this article.
Siri's getting smarter in iOS 15. The days in which Apple's voice assistant needed internet for everything are over, however, that's not to say that a connection won't be needed for the execution of certain commands – although it's not entirely clear why in all cases.
Coming this fall, Apple will be back at it with the much-anticipated releases of the new macOS, iOS and iPadOS. However, not all of the feature presented at the WWDC will be available immediately upon release.
On Sunday, Apple finally gave the go-ahead for lossless streaming to make its launch on Apple Music. Subscribers can now listen to select songs and albums in lossless quality. In addition, the company is also working on 3D audio with dynamic head tracking.
It's official. Apple Music users are about to finally receive lossless audio – as just declared by Apple itself. In addition, Apple will be providing support for 3D audio in the online streaming service and support for Dolby Atmos.
Although Apple certainly made it easy for users to view how much storage is left on users' devices, it's not immediately apparent how to free up space occupied by the "Other" category found in Settings > General > (Device) Storage. We'll show you how to free up some extra space by reducing the size of the seemingly continuously growing area.
Mac users can now open the software update pane from the system preferences, then download the next major system update. After a ten week test phase, Apple has just released macOS Big Sur version 11.3. Here's what to expect from the update.
If you want to know what an artist earns per track played via Apple Music, you can now get an answer from an official source - in a letter, Apple explains the business model and why Cupertino thinks it is particularly fair.
What do orchestra musicians think of the AirPods Max after using them to listen to their favorite piece? A video shows how three classical musicians react to Apple's luxury headphones and how they feel about the headphones' audio.
Modern Macs can handle anything from creative projects to the production of entire films – with relative ease. However, a New York-based artist has recently proven that a 40-year-old computer from Cupertino can still produce attractive images.