Apple Seeds macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 Beta to Developers With Security Fixes
Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.
According to Apple’s release notes, the update “improves the security of macOS.” It’s not clear why it’s being released as a beta rather than to all users, but there’s also a developer beta of a security update available for macOS Catalina as well.
Apple Officially Retires Beats Updater Utility in Favor of Over-the-Air Firmware Updates
Apple has officially retired Beats Updater, the software utility that lets users update the firmware of their Beats Wireless headphones, earphones, and speakers.
Beats Updater allows users to plug their Beats product directly into the USB port of their computer to check for firmware updates online, but with Apple’s growing tendency to deliver over-the-air updates to wireless products via iOS …
iPhone 12 Colors: Deciding on The Right Color
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro arrived in October 2020 in a range of color options, with entirely new hues available on both devices, as well as some popular classics. The 12 and 12 Pro have different color choices, so if you have your heart set on a particular shade, you might not be able to get your preferred model in that color.
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone…
Phil Schiller Says iPhone Was ‘Earth-Shattering’ Ten Years Ago and Remains ‘Unmatched’ Today
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller sat down with tech journalist Steven Levy for a wide-ranging interview about the smartphone’s past, present, and future.
The report first reflects upon the iPhone’s lack of support for third-party apps in its first year. The argument inside Apple was split between whether the iPhone should be a closed…
Full iPhone 13 Feature Breakdown: Everything Rumors Say We Can Expect
With the launch of Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup believed to be just a few weeks away, we have compiled all of the coherent rumors from our coverage over the past year to build a full picture of the features and upgrades coming to the company’s new smartphones.
For clarity, only explicit improvements, upgrades, and new features compared to the iPhone 12 lineup are listed. It is worth noting that…
Serif Updates Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher With New Tools and Functions
Serif today announced across-the-board updates for its popular suite of Affinity creative apps, including Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and the Apple award-winning Affinity Publisher for Mac, all of which were among the first professional creative suites to be optimized for Apple’s new M1 chip. “After another year which saw record numbers of people switching to Affinity, it’s exciting to…
Apple Releases Safari 14.1.2 Update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave
Apple today released a new Safari 14.1.2 update that’s available for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users.
The update likely includes important security fixes, but Apple has yet to outline what these fixes might be.
New Safari updates are normally introduced alongside new macOS updates for the current version of macOS and security updates for older versions of macOS, but the Safari…
AirTag Owners Bemoan Inability to Let Others Track Their Items Via Family Sharing
Apple’s new AirTag item trackers have been making their way into the hands of customers since Friday, and while the company has tried to describe the ways that they can be used to find lost items, many users are still surprised and disappointed to learn that the location of an AirTag can’t be shared with other family members.
On the face of it, sharing the location of an AirTag via Apple’s…