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.
With the release of macOS Catalina 10.15, Apple said goodbye to iTunes and replaced the feature with an expanded Finder and the new "Music" app. It now appears as if Apple is providing the latter with a technological renovation – as per macOS 12.2 Monterey's beta.
Apple revealed quite an impressive new feature at this year's WWDC for frictionless cross-play between the Mac and iPad. The new "Universal Control" feature has, however, faced some difficulties in development and been delayed.
For almost 7 years now, reports concerning an Apple "car" have continually resurfaced and the vanished. Following a few new reports, Bloomberg now has a more exact timeframe for the car's release – and the previous prognosis has been extended.
According to a new report, Qualcomm has a contract with Microsoft which allows the manufacturer to be the sole producer of Windows on ARM SoCs. The contract is set to expire but it still remains to be seen whether Windows will ever be compatible with ARM Macs.
Smack in the middle of this week on Wednesday, Apple released a new version of iOS without warning or even a testing phase. The new version should fix an error specific to the iPhone 12 and 13 – although the error was somewhat uncommon.
Apps for streamings services are commonplace on iOS devices, however, the same can't be said for the Mac App Store. Now, Amazon has added its "Amazon Prime Video" streaming app to the Mac App Store, thus somewhat remedying the disparity.
Thanks to SharePlay, it'll soon be possible to share screen content on Mac with contacts during FaceTim content. The feature isn't yet available in the current version of the macOS Monterey beta, however, it is in the beta for macOS 12.1 and works exactly as Apple had described.
In another test, we will now look at how the notebook reacts to prolonged full load - i.e. heat development, fan noise and possible throttling. We compare these results to other M1 and Intel based Mac notebooks.
It's entirely possible for an entry in the menu bar to disappear behind the MacBook Pro's "camera notch" with apps that haven't received appropriate updates to account for the display change. However, Apple has provided users with a solution.
Twenty years have passed since Apple released a product that would permanently change the company. In October 2001, Cupertino revealed the first iPod, revolutionizing the music industry. In the rest of this article, we'll look back at two decades of the iPod and show an exciting prototype from 2001.
Apple recently released an update called "Device Support Update". However, there were hardly any details about the exact content in the description. Now it seems clear that Apple has changed the update strategy regarding the synchronization of iPhones and iPads with a Mac.
Siri is seamlessly integrated into iOS. However, Apple's voice assistant does not have the best reputation among many users. Amazon's Alexa is considered more powerful and can also be used on an iPhone. Until now, you always had to start the app, but now there is a widget for the home screen.
Officially, only macOS runs on M1 Macs; Apple does not plan to support other systems natively. A group of dedicated Linux developers has nevertheless set about adapting the open-source OS for Apple's notebooks and desktops with ARM chips. The first ready-to-use version is now available.
With the exception of the "clones" in the mid-90s, Apple's OS only ran on Apple computers. It could have turned out quite differently, because Jobs wanted to bring Mac OS to Dell PCs after his return. Dell waved it off - only to take up the idea again later.
For a rather long while, Macs have been considered too expensive for commercial use. However, this has changed as Apple has become more and more successful in the business market over the years. Part of the reason being the extended longevity of the company's products in comparison to the competition.
iOS 15's beta phase is finally over and the most recent release candidate could become the final version by next week. Additionally, Apple has provided a date for the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and also for updates to the Apple Watch and TV.
For those still running macOS Catalina, there's a known issue with version 10.15.7 – the system process "accountsd" eats up a great deal of performance more than it should and slowing the entire OS. However, there's a known fix to the issue.
Apart from the features advertized by Apple at this year's WWDC, the next OS version also contains a plethora of other minor innovations. Amongst others, these include the ability to share passwords over AirDrop and new design options for the mouse pointer.
The trojan virus "Pegasus" has caused quite the commotion recently. The virus has been found on the phones of numerous journalists and high-ranking political officials. Thus far, it's been difficult to detect. However, a recent backup tool from iMazing has made this considerably easier.
Fortune just updated its list of the "Global 500", where the 500 largest companies in the world are measured in terms of sales. Although Apple doesn't lead the sales chart, no other company comes close to Cupertino in terms of profit.