Microsoft Edge goes Chromium

The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to MacOS, too. In addition, Microsoft is decoupling Edge from the Windows update process to offer a faster update cadence — and with that, it’ll … Read moreMicrosoft Edge goes Chromium

The best gear for photo and video editing

The demands of photo and video editing After installing a photo or video app, you may find it’s by far the most resource-hungry thing on your computer. So what do you need to rein in all that power? Storage and memory. If you’re editing 4K videos or RAW 42-megapixel photos, storage space and RAM are … Read moreThe best gear for photo and video editing

Find Discounted Mac Apps in BundleHunt’s New App Pack

Everyone loves a good app bundle, and BundleHunt—creators of just that, for your Mac—has launched its brand-new holiday bundle of apps. Get stoked, because you have a grand total of 46 heavily discounted apps to pick from. How does the bundle work? First, a quick word about BundleHunt’s setup. Unlike a traditional “app bundle,” like … Read moreFind Discounted Mac Apps in BundleHunt’s New App Pack

8BitDo’s Bluetooth mod kits put retired controllers back to work

8BitDo is best known for its throwback-style Bluetooth gamepads, but a few months ago, it released DIY modding kits for original NES, SNES and Sega Mega Drive controllers. As the name suggests, some assembly is required. Luckily, it was simpler times back then, before DualShock 4s with thumbsticks and touchpads. All you have to do … Read more8BitDo’s Bluetooth mod kits put retired controllers back to work

Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

Apple’s newest MacBooks include a new feature that makes it far more difficult for hackers or spies to eavesdrop on your microphone. Buried in Apple’s latest range of MacBooks — including the MacBook Pro out earlier this year and the just-announced MacBook Air — is the new T2 security chip, which helps protect the device’s encryption … Read moreApple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

‘Yooka-Laylee’ in-game filter revives the Nintendo 64 era

The 64-bit mode is coming “soon” to PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One players as a free update. You probably won’t want to play through the entire game this way, but it’s a good reminder of just how far 3D gaming has come in the space of two decades. Besides, this is about as close … Read more‘Yooka-Laylee’ in-game filter revives the Nintendo 64 era

Apple is using backpacks to collect map data in San Francisco

There’s certainly precedent for it. Google has spent years using Street View Trekkers and similar gear to collect imagery and data for areas where cars either provide incomplete information or simply aren’t an option. This could ensure that Maps points you to pedestrian-only paths more often, or that it knows just which crosswalks to take. … Read moreApple is using backpacks to collect map data in San Francisco

How to Make Your Mac as Secure as Possible 

Graphic: Brett Terpstra, Image: Adobe Stock In a recent blog post titled “Hardening macOS,” Ricard Bejarano offers an extensive list of settings you can tweak to make macOS as secure as possible. It’s a comprehensive list of tasks—and we love it—but it’s important that you understand the “why” behind his recommendations, too. Here are a … Read moreHow to Make Your Mac as Secure as Possible 

Try macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode on these apps

This list isn’t comprehensive in the least, but we’re keeping our eyes on the Mac App Store and Twitter to see what apps have been updated. Here’s the first apps we’ve noticed so far, and there will surely be more to come. Keep your eyes on this post, as we’ll add more as time goes … Read moreTry macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode on these apps