Apple released a rare supplemental update to OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 that resolves a bug in a video driver that was causing some Mac owners to report startup issues or even full-blown kernel panics "when running certain apps that capture video," said the company.
Apple is refusing to explain how and why the Russian language version of its voice-controlled virtual assistant, Siri, provided homophobic answers to queries relating to gay or lesbian topics.
I wonder if this may be the start of the end of "cute" Siri responses.
My iPhone finds the most direct route to anything I wish to see, which is why I turn it off. Keeping it on would mean missing out on countless small streets and dead-ends, all those quiet, beautiful lanes and impasses with names I don’t remember.
But, of course, there is no wrong way of travelling.
This is far from an "end of the world" problem, of course. But it's funny to me that a gesture Apple intended to make paying for things easy — just wave your phone over the terminal! — unintentionally makes other actions more difficult.
Dropbox seems the clear winner if you don’t routinely edit photos in Photos on different platforms, and Amazon if your intent is a central storehouse with access everywhere and at the lowest cost.
Apple can change this with a few keystrokes, such as halving its storage price. But as long as it has ecosystem lock in, it may feel its added value will keep its users paying.
Personally, I am still hoping Apple will lower its iCloud prices. Or maybe giving discounts when bundled with iTunes Match and the upcoming Beats streaming service.
How To Password-protect Your Mac--and Keep Other People From Using It, by Topher Kessler, Macworld
How to Back Up Your iTunes Library And Other Media Files, by Kirk McElhearn, Intego
Automator Actions, Geotags, And More Advanced Tricks For Photos For OS X, by Jason Snell, Macworld
Apple's showcasing the MacBook at its retail stores, but you can't just walk into an Apple Store (or anywhere else Macs are sold) and walk out with one — they're just not there. Online seems just about the only place to get one, and for that pleasure you'll have wait at least four to six weeks for it to ship.
Turn Your Drawings Into 3D-Printable Models With MakerBot's iPad App, by Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo
You’ll still find all of your lists and collaboration features as easy to use as ever, but now you’ll be able to see an overview of all of your lists with the new grid mode.
Hands On: DevonAgent Pro (OS X), by MacNN
Microsoft Releases 'Halo' Spinoffs For iOS, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 And Steam, by Amit CHowdhry, Forbes
Take The Best Lowlight Photos Possible With The Nightcap Pro 6.0, by Sandy Stachowiak, AppAdvice
Autism Researchers Eager To Use Apple's ResearchKit, by Nicolette Zeliadt, SFARI.org
Competition on the App Store has risen to a frenzied level.
After Fifteen Years, Ars Says Goodbye To John Siracusa’s Os X Reviews, by Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica
iPhone Photographer Exposes Life In St. Louis' 'Shadows', by Jessica Cervantes, USA Today
Apple Officially Names Steve Dowling As Vice President Of Communications, by Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac
The suspension is temporary as authorities revise the rules. It is unclear how regulators will change the rules, but industry officials say a new version — even if it avoids more contentious issues like forcing the disclosure of source code — will still be problematic to multinational tech companies.
Two scenarios: "We're home," by which they mean the Falcon (found again). "We're home," by which they mean Kashyyyk, and it's life day.— Michael Heilemann (@Heilemann) April 16, 2015
Chewie, we’re home pic.twitter.com/hGu8Q0lcfa— Cary (@barrysaunders) April 17, 2015
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