Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Wirecutter's best deals: It's a good day for fitness and outdoors gear

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - 15 min 4 sec ago
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Review: Edifier MP200 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

iLounge - 46 min 4 sec ago

Although we've traditionally seen more extensive speaker systems by Edifier, the company's new MP200 takes it in a different direction with a colourful and fun sub-$50 speaker that's ultra-portable, splash proof, and provides not only Bluetooth capabilities but also micro SD card and USB playback, all packed into a two-inch cube that's surprisingly comfortable to hold in your hand.{/exp:char_limit}
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Puls begins offering same-day TV antenna installation

MacCentral - 46 min 4 sec ago
This new service can install a TV antenna on your roof on the same day you decide to cut the cable cord.

Oculus Start aims to lessen the burden on aspiring VR developers

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - 46 min 4 sec ago
Virtual reality is still a relatively new format, and as such there's a huge need for compelling content to drive adoption. As such, Oculus today is announcing its new developer-focused program called Start. Oculus Start a free program that's meant t...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Sad-sack Anon calling himself 'Mr Cunnilingus' online is busted for DDoSing ex-bosses

The Register - 52 min 16 sec ago
Electronics tutor's taunts come back to haunt him

An electronics technician pleaded guilty on Wednesday to orchestrating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a former employer and other organizations – and to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a former felon.…

Lebanese hackers stole a ton of data then left it on an open server

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - 1 hour 3 min ago
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security company Lookout released a report today detailing a major hacking campaign -- dubbed Dark Caracal -- that's believed to have originated from Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security (GDG...
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GPS Tracks 1.3.3 - Create and edit routes.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 21 min ago

GPS Tracks allows you to edit and create routes. Sync all of your saved tracks from GPS Tracks to the app for editing and reviewing. It's also perfect for editing GPX or KML files.

  • Sync all of your saved tracks and waypoints to and from GPS Tracks for IOS
  • Edit tracks created from GPS Tracks or imported from a file
  • Delete selected points from a track
  • Merge tracks
  • Split tracks
  • Cut a selected path from a current track to create a new track
  • Create routes to follow manually before you start your track
  • Create routes from a set of waypoints
  • View Track statistics
  • Export tracks to GPX, KML, KMZ, or CSV
  • Export multiple tracks into one file
  • Add or edit waypoints saved to the app
  • Create waypoints from map searches
  • Customize each waypoint with a pin color
  • Convert between four sets of coordinates (Decimal, DMS, MGRS, UTM) anytime
  • Add MGRS Grid overlay to map
  • View and replay saved tracks
  • View interactive statistical graph for each track
  • View each waypoint saved with each track

Version 1.3.3:
  • Various speed improvements and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Microsoft AI can draw objects based on detailed text descriptions

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - 1 hour 24 min ago
Google may have taught an AI how to doodle, but drawing something more complex is tough for a computer. Imagine asking a computer to draw a "yellow bird with black wings and a short beak;" it sounds a little tricky. Researchers at Microsoft, though,...
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iFinance 4.3.7 - Comprehensively manage your personal finances.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 37 min ago

iFinance allows you to keep track of your income and spending -- from your lunchbreak coffee to your new car -- in the most convenient and fastest way. Clearly arranged transaction lists of all your financial resources from your debit account to your credit card and cash show you exactly what you spend your money on - the first and most crucial step in getting your finances on-track. iFinance lets you know how your assets perform. Have it analyze your finances and the available charts and reports will show you instantly what your biggest spending items are and where there's potential for savings. The convenient budget feature helps you review your financial goals. How much money can you spend today if you want to stay within your budget? How much more income is needed to achieve your monthly goal?

It supports several different banking file formats, such as CSV, QIF, OFX, and mt940. Import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account transactions via OFX direct-connect. Please note that not all banks support OFX direct-connect. Please check out our free demo version if you are unsure about your bank’s online features.

Keep iFinance up-to-date on all your devices using iCloud or the enhanced WiFi-Sync feature. Once you establish a WiFi connection, Sync takes all new entries that you made on your Mac at the office or on your iPhone while you were on-the-go and merges them into a single, up-to-date version. WiFi Sync allows multiple users to manage the same database. This may become useful, for example, if you are in charge of a club's or association's finances, or if you manage a bank account with another person.

Version 4.3.7 (4.3.8):

Note: The downloadable demo is at 4.3.8. The version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 4.3.7.

  • Bug fixes

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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TimeTag 6.02 - Time logging for freelancers, professionals, and contractors.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 44 min ago

TimeTag is a time management tool designed for on-the-go freelancers and people who want to track their time quickly and easily.

The app intelligently organizes and groups all your time records so you can see how your time was spent at a glance. Exporting is simple, and generates spreadsheets and reports that can be used by other apps and services.

  • Effortless time recording with a simple 1-click start and stop button
  • View accurate time stats down to the second
  • See how your time is spent through tags and categories, which are like tasks and projects
  • Save time by automatically generating Excel and Numbers compatible spreadsheets with the click of a button
  • Spend less time tracking your time and more time focusing on what matters most to you: your life!
  • No limit to the tags, records and categories you can create
  • Don’t stress about forgetting time records or leaving a timer running too long - all records can be edited easily, or added in after the fact.
  • Support for full screen and split screen mode
  • A simple filter tool to total and export only the records that matter most to you

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

Version 6.02:
  • Performance updates, especially if you have thousands of records. Thank you to the users who helped out with this!
  • Other minor fixes

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Oculus Story Studio alum return with a new cinematic VR company

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - 1 hour 45 min ago
Last year, Oculus shut down its award-winning Story Studio, which was dedicated to creating bold new cinematic VR experiences. Rather than drifting apart, though, members of the team stuck together, and today they're announcing their new outfit, Fabl...
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Microsoft Office 2016 16.9 - Popular productivity suite.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 48 min ago

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to worry about losing content or formatting, as Office for Mac offers unparalleled compatibility with Office on PCs, tablets, phones and online.

Note: an office365 subscription is required.

Version 16.9:

Note: Subscribers can updated current installations of Office 2016 to 15.41 using Office 365.
Note To install this update, you must be running OS X Yosemite 10.10 or a later version, and you must have a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription. Additionally, see more information about Office 365 Subscription options. If you already have Office 2011 for Mac installed, you can run Office 2011 and Office 2016 side-by-side.

  • Features Updates
    • Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type.
    • We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
    • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Security Updates
    • CVE-2018-0792 and CVE-2018-0794: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Collaborative editing: Work with others at the same time in your workbook. Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is viewing or editing the file with you.
  • We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
  • More charts: Use new charts, such as funnel, sunburst and histogram, to transform your data into professional visualizations, or use the new Map chart type to transform geographic data into a map with just a few steps.
  • More functions: Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS and SWITCH.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Better support for PivotTable charts: Change your filters in a PivotTable, and the chart you created will automatically adjust to show exactly what you want.
  • Multi-threaded calculation Formulas are updated faster when values are changed, because Excel uses multiple processing threads.
Power Point
  • Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type.
  • We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
  • See what's changed: Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted.
  • A quick start to your research: Starting from scratch is hard. QuickStarter automatically creates an outline for your topic of choice with suggested talking points and designs that make your presentation pop.
  • Trim media: Remove unwanted content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Laser pointer in Slide Show: Use your mouse as a laser pointer to draw attention to certain parts of your slide.
  • Features Updates
    • Archive or delete with just one swipe: Save time organizing your Inbox by swiping left with two fingers across the touchpad to archive an email or swiping right to delete it.
    • Support for Google Calendar and Contacts: No need to move between apps! Manage your Google Calendar and Contacts without leaving Outlook.
  • Security Updates
    • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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LanScan 5.0 - Simple network scanner.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 55 min ago

LanScan is a simple and efficient IPv4 network-scanner that discovers all active devices on any subnet--local or public--that you configure.

  • Auto-detection of configured interfaces: airport, Ethernet, virtual interfaces, etc.
  • Scan the IP range you like, from 1 IP to the whole IPv4 address space!
  • Scan your local network with ARP packets
  • Scan public IP network ranges with Ping / SMB / mDNS packets
  • Display the IP address, MAC address, hostname (4 max) and vendor associated
  • Discover the SMB domain if any configured
  • Hostname resolution: DNS, mDNS (Apple devices) and SMB (Windows devices)
  • Custom hostname edition
  • Custom comment for each device
  • Export results in CSV files
  • Hide/show each column
  • Align each column as you want
  • No limitation on the number of devices found

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

Version 5.0:
  • New "Live Scan" feature: LanScan indefinitely scans your network for new devices
  • Enhanced "One Time Scan": LanScan v5 returns more results in one single scan than v4
  • New notification on IP address change: user can reset all results and update IP in LanScan
  • New icons

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Is CES a trouble spot for Apple?

MacCentral - 2 hours 1 min ago

The reports are in from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, and they’re not good if you’re an Apple watcher: The days of CES being a show full of products trumpeting their connections to the App Store are over. This year, it’s all about smart assistants—and that means Alexa and the Google Assistant, not Siri. It’s bad news for Apple—or is it?

I trust the trained eyes of CES observers. Both analyst Ben Bajarin and New York Times tech writer Brian Chen reported the same thing.

To read this article in full, please click here

WeChat 2.3.8 - Simple chat app.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 2 min ago

WeChat allows you to communicate with all of your friends personally and in group chats on your Mac just as you would with your mobile device. It's really easy to setup, simply scan the QR code or enter your WeChat ID and password to log in and all of your chats will load into WeChat. WeChat allows you to send emoticons and photos just as you normally would with WeChat.

Version 2.3.8:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Xfinity Mobile now works with your unlocked iPhone

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - 2 hours 6 min ago
Until now, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service has meant buying one of its locked devices. But what if you already have a phone and want to switch? You now have that choice... if you're firmly in Apple's camp. Xfinity Mobile has enabled an in-store B...
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Sonos 8.2.2 - Control software for the Sonos Music System.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 8 min ago

Sonos (formerly Sonos Desktop Controller) allows you to control software for the Sonos Music System.

Music in your house.
When it comes to playing music, we believe all rooms should be created equal. That's why you can put ZonePlayers in absolutely any room where you want music - either connected directly to speakers or to your home theater and stereo system. With Sonos, no room is off-limits and you can add music to practically any number of rooms: the bedroom, the backyard, even the bathroom.

Music in your hands.
Sonos puts the control of all your music and all your rooms right where it should be -- in your hands. With the touch of a finger you can find and play a world of music, whether it's streaming direct from the Internet or stored on your computer. Tune in to your favorite radio station or browse through your entire music library. You can play the same song in every room or choose different songs for different rooms. It's up to you. And so is which Controller you use - the dedicated Sonos Controller, Sonos Controller for iPhone, Sonos Controller for Mac or PC, or a combination of all four.

Version 8.2.2: Features:
  • Pandora on Sonos: Sonos is the best way to listen to Pandora at home. Play music from the Pandora app straight to Sonos. Enjoy Pandora, Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium out loud all over your home.
  • Play music from the Pandora app straight to Sonos. Send the music from your headphones to your home sound system with a simple tap. You can also let friends with the Pandora app DJ on your Sonos. The Sonos app and Pandora app work together. Control the music from any phone using either app. Start listening with the Pandora app and pick up with the Sonos app.
  • Get voice control for Pandora with the new Sonos One or when you connect another Sonos speaker to an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. Start the music, skip songs, change stations, pause and resume completely hands-free.
Also in this release.
  • Wake up to your favorite songs, radio stations or playlists with the enhanced alarm feature, now with the much requested snooze function. Tap the More and Alarms in your Sonos app to set a time and specify what plays and where.
  • We made some small improvements to My Sonos, making it easier to play the music you love most. Organize all your favorites in My Sonos. Add playlists, radio-stations, podcasts, albums or songs from more than 50 music services.

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Internet connection for access to Internet radio stations and online software updates
  • Sonos Multi-Room Music System

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Pinegrow 4.2 - Mockup and design webpages faster (was Pinegrow Web Designer).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 29 min ago

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.

Version 4.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.
Note: Pinegrow 4 is a free upgrade for those having purchased a license in the last 12 months. View pricing information.

  • Foundation 6.4 - Pinegrow now supports Foundation 6.4. Not only that, all new visual tools like column resizers, page libraries, and grid/column overlays are available for Foundation 6.4 projects as well.
  • Image overlay guides - Use “Image overlay” in the Visual helpers menu to toggle and set up the image overlay that is used as a visual guide for implementing your design. Select the image and set the X and Y coordinates to place it in the correct position over the page. The image overlay is shown on top of the page. It doesn’t affect the page itself in any way. Use Opacity and Grayscale settings to make the overlay distinguished from the page.
  • Other improvements:
    • Faster Page code editing, especially noticeable on large pages
    • Save Partial action accepts a relative path as well.
    • Support for remote stylesheets with the integrity attribute
    • Many bug fixes and small improvements

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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tTV 2.4.1 - TV-show tracker.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 33 min ago

tTV is a TV-show tracker. It tracks your favorite shows so you can see when they will air, but you can also get information about the show, its episodes, its stars, and if the show has ended, you will see this as well. It organizes its content into Airing, TBA (to be announced), and Ended Shows so you can easily and quickly get the info you want. It also has a Taskboard for those who use streaming portals, so they can setup a Web link to the show, and once it aired, it will appear there and with a single click, be able to switch right to the Website in a browser to watch.

Version 2.4.1:
  • Fixed an odd bug with Events Window and Dock Clicks
  • Fixed the issue Episode Preview Window did't close properly
  • Improved the Events Section (the Bell on the top right side):
  • Now the newest notifications are on top which prevents duplicates
  • The messages now scroll instead of ... at the end
  • Other minor bug fixes
  • Most important: tTV comes now with a Crash Reporter, so whenever a crash occurs, you're able to submit the logs directly to the developer, please use this, simply click the Send Button on next launch
  • Added a "What's new" window for updates if anything is new that is more noteworthy than just a Mention in the changelog

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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'Science Fair' shows the challenges teens face in Intel's competition

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - 2 hours 34 min ago
Intel's science fairs are pressure cookers: imagine pitting some of the world's brightest students against each other while they're already grappling with teenage anxiety. And now, there's a documentary that illustrates just how rough it can be. Muck...
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