Articles about Mac (Apple) (page 2)

APFS Support For Fusion Drive Macs Coming In Future Update
One of the recent changes Apple made to iOS and macOS is introducing a new file system called APFS which would be replacing HFS+, a file system that was previously used by both platforms. However it was recently discovered that Mac computers with Fusion Drives would not support APFS.

macOS High Sierra Will Perform Regular Firmware Checks
Following some of the issues that users have encountered after updating to iOS 11, one cannot be blamed if you’re a little apprehensive about updating your computer to the recently released macOS High Sierra update. However apart from the various new features and improvements, there is one feature of High Sierra that could make it worth the update.

Hackers Exploiting ‘Find My iPhone’ To Remotely Lock Mac Computers
Apple’s Find My iPhone feature is meant to be a recovery feature of sorts, where if you’ve misplaced your iPhone, you will be able to locate it using the feature. Unfortunately it seems that in recent times, hackers have managed to exploit the feature and in turn have been locking Mac users out from their computers unless they pay the ransom.

Google Drive For PC/Mac Will Be Replaced With Backup And Sync
The Google Drive app for the PC and Mac has been around for a very long time and basically provides users with access to their Drive account and files without having to go through the web interface. Unfortunately it looks like the app will soon be going away, according to an announcement by Google.

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Future Mac Computers Could Adjust Audio Based On Your Position
When you sit in front of your computer and the speakers are directly in front of you, there is no need to pump out audio at max volume. However if you’re seated further away, like on the couch, then maybe you’ll need to crank it up a bit. While adjusting volume isn’t really that inconvenient, a recently discovered Apple patent might make things easier.

Apple Has Paid App Store Developers More Than $70 Billion To Date
Deciding which platform to develop for is an important choice because some platforms aren’t quite as lucrative as others. Also for smaller developers, being able to develop for multiple platforms simultaneously can be tiresome and expensive. That being said it seems that Apple’s iOS and Mac platforms appear to be making good money.

Functional Apple-1 Sold In Auction For $101,000
While Apple these days might be known for their iPhones, iPads, and MacBook laptops, let’s not forget it was the humble desktop that really kickstarted the company’s success way, way, way back in the day. Now obviously Apple no longer sells these old computers, thus eluding the grasps of collectors.

Microsoft Visual Studio For Mac Released Officially
Microsoft has officially released the new Visual Studio for Mac today. It had confirmed several months ago that a new version of the development suite was in the pipeline and had even released a preview version which developers have been using for quite a few months now. The company announced at its BUILD conference in Seattle today that the new Visual Studio for Mac is now ready and has thus […]

Mac Dok Malware Is The First 'Major Scale' Trojan
Malware writers generally tend to target Windows as that’s where the largest number of potential victims are. No wonder Mac users have remained safe from malware for a long time. However, malware for Mac is becoming increasingly prominent these days. You might want to keep an eye out for the Mac Dok malware that’s being referred to by security researchers as the first “major scale” trojan for Apple’s desktop OS.

You Can Now Play Classic Mac Games In Your Browser
Mac computers back in the day ran on very different software and looked nothing like the Mac computers that we know and are familiar with today. Granted the UI back in the day isn’t exactly what you would call sleek, but for those who grew up with such computers can probably admit that there’s a certain charm about them.

How to Extract RAR files (Win+Mac)
RAR files are compressed files. You can identify the files with a .RAR extension. You can put a bundle of files and folders to create a compressed file utilizing an RAR archiver. Although, officially WinRAR is the archiver responsible for creating RAR files here we will take a look at how to extract RAR files on both Windows and Mac.RAR files cannot be extracted by the built-in OS tools, that […]

Switch From Mac To Surface Easily With Microsoft's New Tool
It’s not uncommon for companies to come out with tools that enable their customers to easily switch over from a rival’s products to their competing option. Microsoft has been gunning for Apple’s Mac customers with the Surface tablets and notebook. It’s kicking things up a notch by launching a new tool which is going to make it very easy for its new customers to switch from Mac to Surface.

Google Calendar And Contacts Support Coming To Outlook For Mac
Now here’s an announcement that quite a few Mac users are going to love. Microsoft has announced that Outlook 2016 for Mac is getting support for Google Calendar and Contacts. This feature has been made available to the Office Insider Fast community first and will soon be rolled out to everybody. Microsoft says that it’s very excited about delivering this highly-requested feature for Mac users and bringing that app at […]

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio For Mac Preview
Microsoft confirmed a couple of days ago that it’s going to release its primary developer tool, Visual Studio, for the Mac. That’s a pretty big change for the company which has almost always locked developers using Visual Studio to its platform. As part of its recent strategic shift that’s seeing more of the company’s software and services making way to rival platforms, the company today released the first preview of […]

Visual Studio For Mac Release Confirmed By Microsoft
Microsoft’s primary coding tool has always locked developers to the Windows platform as they couldn’t get the tool for its biggest rival, Mac OS. That changes today. Microsoft confirmed through a blog post that it’s releasing Visual Studio for the Mac. This may not make sense to most people who don’t keep up with news about developer tools, but many have actually been waiting for this to happen for a […]

‘Newly Opened’ Mac-Scented Aromatherapy Candles Are An Actual Thing
We talk a lot about that new car smell, and for those who play collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering, you guys know that there’s a certain smell associated with a pack of freshly opened cards that’s just so damn intoxicating. As it turns out, there’s a smell associated with opening a new Apple product as well.

Even Siri Is Hinting At Upcoming Mac Support
Apple’s digital personal assistant Siri got its start on the iPhone. Over the past couple of years, Siri has made its way to more Apple devices, but it’s yet to arrive on Macs. This year the rumor mill appears to have reached a consensus that Macs are finally getting Siri. Now, even the digital assistant itself is hinting at upcoming Mac support being announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 […]

Macs Outsold By Chromebooks For The First Time
It has become evident over the past couple of years that Chromebooks are increasingly becoming popular in the notebook market and if you were wondering just how popular they are, consider the fact that they’ve outsold Macs for the very first time in the United States. This was confirmed by IDC, it revealed that Chromebooks have crossed Mac OS devices in terms of shipments for the first time in the […]

Siri For Mac Appears To Have A Very Colorful Waveform Dock Icon
Apple may have introduced Siri with the iPhone but it gradually brought the virtual personal assistant to other devices. Now, Siri is available on the iPad, the Apple TV, and even the Apple Watch but it’s still missing from one major product lineup: the Mac. Previous reports suggest that the next major OS X upgrade is going to bring Siri to Apple’s notebooks and desktops, and today the purported dock […]

Skype Bots Are Now Available On Mac And The Web
Microsoft introduced chat bots for Skype at its Build conference last month and since then it has been gradually rolling out the bots on the many platforms that it serves with Skype. Today the company has announced that this new way to bring products, services, and entertainment into daily messaging on Skype has gone live for users on Mac and the web.