Apple Starts MacBook Pro Repair Program to Address “Flexgate”

APPLE STARTS MACBOOK PRO REPAIR PROGRAM TO ADDRESS “FLEXGATE”

Failing displays in 13-inch MacBook Pro models from 2016 have prompted another repair program from Apple.

Apple Updates MacBook Pros with 8-core Processors and a Keyboard Fix

APPLE UPDATES MACBOOK PROS WITH 8-CORE PROCESSORS AND A KEYBOARD FIX

Apple is once again attempting to address issues with its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards with a new design for its updated laptop...

 
 
 
Apple Debuts LG's All-New 23.7-inch UltraFine Display

APPLE DEBUTS LG'S ALL-NEW 23.7-INCH ULTRAFINE DISPLAY

When Julio Ojeda-Zapata went to his local Apple Store for a look at Mac monitors, a staffer offered him something unexpected: the 23.7-inch...

No Email Issue on 27 May 2019 for Memorial Day

NO EMAIL ISSUE ON 27 MAY 2019 FOR MEMORIAL DAY

We're taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States,...

 
 
 
The Top Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2019

THE TOP CONFERENCES FOR MAC AND IOS PROFESSIONALS IN 2019

If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you...

New PDFpen 11 Introduces Split View and Font Bar

NEW PDFPEN 11 INTRODUCES SPLIT VIEW AND FONT BAR

Smile has updated its PDF editing apps, PDFpen and PDFpenPro, to version 11, offering a new Split View capability, a Font Bar for easy...

 
 
 
Default Folder X 5.3.7

DEFAULT FOLDER X 5.3.7

Improves handling of file dialogs that are as large as the screen and improves how the toolbar handles multiple-display Macs.

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.25

MICROSOFT OFFICE FOR MAC 16.25

Adds display of email attachments to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription...

 
 
 
Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4

PIXELMATOR PRO 1.3.4

Adds new Free Transform and ML Match Colors features.

KeyCue 9.3

KEYCUE 9.3

Small maintenance release that also celebrates the 15th anniversary of the keyboard shortcut and emoji tool.

 
 
 
Fantastical 2.5.8

FANTASTICAL 2.5.8

Maintenance update for the calendar app now sorts event alerts by when they will appear.

BBEdit 12.6.4

BBEDIT 12.6.4

Maintenance update with a grabbag of improvements and bug fixes for the long-standing text editor.

 
 
 
Discovering Apple TV Channels

DISCOVERING APPLE TV CHANNELS

The new Apple TV app introduces Apple TV channels, an easier way for Apple users to subscribe to streaming video services. “Take Control...

Backing Up VM Image Files to Internet Backup Services

BACKING UP VM IMAGE FILES TO INTERNET BACKUP SERVICES

Code42 has announced that it will be preventing CrashPlan users from backing up applications and VM image files-is this just a selfish...

 
 
 
Security Update 2019-003

SECURITY UPDATE 2019-003

Patches the ZombieLoad vulnerability in Apple's last two operating systems. .

Safari 12.1.1

SAFARI 12.1.1

Patches numerous security vulnerabilities.

 
 
 
Apple Patches ZombieLoad Vulnerabilities

APPLE PATCHES ZOMBIELOAD VULNERABILITIES

Security researchers have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs dating back to 2011 and beyond. Happily, Apple's...

Don Norman Decries Design That's Hostile to Older Users

DON NORMAN DECRIES DESIGN THAT'S HOSTILE TO OLDER USERS

If it seems like Apple products-and many of today's tech products-are designed solely for young people, you're not imagining things....

 
 
 
Supreme Court Rules Apple Antitrust Case Can Continue

SUPREME COURT RULES APPLE ANTITRUST CASE CAN CONTINUE

Apple has lost its attempt to dismiss an antitrust case that, if the company were to lose, could result in significant financial penalties...

Apple Releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1, and tvOS 12.3 and Debuts New Apple TV App

APPLE RELEASES IOS 12.3, MACOS 10.14.5, WATCHOS 5.2.1, AND TVOS 12.3 AND DEBUTS NEW APPLE TV APP

Apple has released its new Apple TV app with the iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 updates, while macOS 10.14.5 updates AirPlay 2 and fixes bugs...

 
 
 



Nomads and PanOceania Books For Infinity RPG Now Available As PDF

Nomads and PanOceania Books For Infinity RPG Now Available As PDF

For those that want to get more involved with your Infinity games, you can head over to the Infinity RPG from Modiphius. They have two new sourcebooks available for two of the... Read more ...

ARM cuts ties with Huawei, threatening future chip designs

ARM cuts ties with Huawei, threatening future chip designs

Chip designer ARM has suspended business with Huawei, threatening the Chinese company's ability to create its own chips. BBC News reports that ARM employees have been... Read more ...

EE 5G speedtest: Our first look at EE's next-generation network

EE 5G speedtest: Our first look at EE's next-generation network

EE has announced that 5G will be live from 30 May 2019 , bringing a new wave of connectivity to six cities in the UK - the first wave in a progressive roll-out over the next... Read more ...

Riot Games and Tencent are developing League of Legends for mobile devices

Riot Games and Tencent are developing League of Legends for mobile devices

Sources have revealed a collaboration between Tencent and Riot Games that will see a mobile version of League of Legends developed. Tencent owns Riot Games and also developed... Read more ...

Amazon shareholders vote down proposals on facial recognition and climate change

Amazon shareholders vote down proposals on facial recognition and climate change

Amazon shareholders have voted down proposals meant to curb sales of the company's controversial facial recognition tool and to limit its carbon output. The proposals, which... Read more ...

Best Intel processors 2019: the best CPUs from Team Blue

Best Intel processors 2019: the best CPUs from Team Blue

The best Intel processor is a fine way to get a sweet new gaming PC up and running if you're looking to choose among the best processors to buy. And, while the debate between... Read more ...

Apple sends out press invites to WWDC 2019 keynote

Apple sends out press invites to WWDC 2019 keynote

Apple has sent out press invites to its WWDC 2019 keynote, which is set for June 3rd at 10am PT/1pm ET. The keynote will take place in San Jose, California at the McEnery... Read more ...

J.J. Abrams on Bringing Leia Back For STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and...

J.J. Abrams on Bringing Leia Back For STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and The Emotion of It

During an interview with Vanity Fair , J.J. Abrams opened up about bringing Leia back for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by using unused footage of Carrie Fisher from the... Read more ...

Metro Exodus made back its dev and marketing costs in under 2 months

Metro Exodus made back its dev and marketing costs in under 2 months

4A Games' Metro Exodus managed to earn enough to cover both its development and marketing costs by the end of THQ Nordic's Q5. ... Read more ...

HBO confirms no ‘Game of Thrones' sequels are currently in development

HBO confirms no ‘Game of Thrones' sequels are currently in development

Game of Thrones may be over for the time being, and many fans are still licking their wounds after what they've had to endure in season 8, but George R.R. Martin's universe... Read more ...