Google Brings Its Featured Photos Screensaver Onto Mac

Screensavers used to be a really big deal back in the day. For those wondering why, it is because back then monitors were subject to burn ins, and the idea of screensavers is to keep the display dynamic enough to prevent that from happening. Today these aren’t really issues anymore, which is why screensavers are no longer quite as important or used.


Shazam Will Issue Mac Update To Disable Always-On Microphone

Shazam is an incredibly useful app when you’re trying to identify songs. The fact that it made its way onto computers like the Mac makes it even more useful. Unfortunately it has been recently discovered by former NSA hacker Patrick Wardle that for the Mac version of the app, the microphone never turns off, meaning that it will always be listening.


Apple Kills Classic Mac Startup Chime In The New MacBook Pros

Despite looking somewhat familiar on the outside, under the hood Apple has made quite a lot of changes to its new MacBook Pro. One of those changes that you might notice if you were to buy the computer, would be the omission of the classic Mac startup chime that you would hear whenever you turn the computer on.


Mac Gamers Rejoice! Civilization VI Is Now Available For The Platform

When it comes to gaming on the Mac, developers are less keen to show love for the platform compared to Windows, and it’s easy to see why since the number of users on Windows-based PCs are considerably more than those on Mac. However this isn’t to say that the Mac platform is devoid of games, and recently the good news is that the recently released Civilization VI is now available […]


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Apple Issues OS X Security Patch For Zero Day Vulnerability

If you guys can recall, there was a zero day vulnerability discovered within iOS that prompted Apple to issue an emergency security update that patched iOS to iOS 9.3.5, something that you definitely should download if you haven’t done so already. It also seems that the vulnerability affected OS X computers.


Google To End Support For Chrome Apps On Windows, Mac, Linux

Exclusives are what makes people flock to a certain brand. For example if you love the Halo franchise, then we guess it makes sense for you to keep purchasing the Xbox platform. Now Google for the most part has been pretty generous with its products and services and have typically made them available across the board, but no more.


Stardew Valley Now Available On Mac And Linux

The other day we brought word that popular indie game Stardew Valley would be launching on both Mac and Linux computers on the 29th of July, and for gamers who forget, it looks like the game has already been released according to a post on the Stardew Valley website, so gamers can check it out if they want.


Stardew Valley Will Finally Be Arriving On Mac And Linux July 29

The thing about indie games is that because there are no expectations, developers usually have free-reign when it comes to designing the game. This has allowed some pretty interesting creations, like No Man’s Sky, or if you aren’t a fan of that genre, it has also spawned some pretty fun games like Stardew Valley.


Apple Fixes FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

No one likes being eavesdropped on, especially by people that they don’t know. It’s not really about the content of the conversation, but rather simple basic privacy. Now Apple’s FaceTime had a bug that allowed third-parties to eavesdrop on conversations if they knew how to, but the good news is that it has been fixed.


New & Dangerous Mac Malware For OS X Discovered

No platform is completely invulnerable and from time to time, new security flaws and malwares are discovered. So far many of them seem to target Windows-based operating systems, but recently a new malware called Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor has been discovered and it seems to be targeting Mac users.


Apple Adds RAW Support To OS X For 15 DSLR Cameras

For professional photographers, shooting in RAW during an assignment is almost always the standard operating procedure. For those who aren’t professionals, the reason for shooting in RAW is that it doesn’t get processed by the camera’s image processing engine, meaning that the image captured isn’t compressed or filtered.


‘MacOS’ Once Again Referenced On Apple’s Website

A couple of months ago, Apple made references to a “MacOS” on its website which seemed to hint that Apple could be rebranding OS X to MacOS. Granted it could have been a typo (an odd typo we might add), but it is possible. However to make the same “typo” again? According to reports, it seems that the MacOS moniker has been referenced once again.


OS X 10.12 Could Allow Unlocking Via iPhone’s Touch ID

Touch ID is Apple’s way of securing iOS devices by using biometric security in the form of fingerprints to protect devices like the iPhone and iPad. It is also used to verify iTunes purchases, passwords managers, and Apple Pay, and soon it could even be used to unlock your Mac computer.


Apple Releases OS X 10.11.5, Bug Fixes And System Improvements

If you’re experiencing some bugs or issues with your Mac computer, you might be pleased to learn that after being in beta, Apple has finally released OS X 10.11.5, which some have speculated could be the last major point update to the El Capitan platform ahead of the unveiling of the next major OS X update which should take place at WWDC next month.