Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift. The company says it’s now working with the Oakland-based nonprofit organization Dream Corps on the initiative, which will see Apple providing technology along with curriculum guidance, professional support and advocacy to individuals in middle and high … Read moreApple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

Apple says Group FaceTime bug will be fixed next week

The bug first came to light on Monday when posts on social media showed the flaw in action, though teenager Grant Thompson discovered it more than a week earlier and attempted to report it to Apple to no avail. Apple thanked the teen and his mother for their efforts to alert the company of the … Read moreApple says Group FaceTime bug will be fixed next week

Apple’s Group FaceTime is ‘unavailable’ after eavesdropping bug appears

Just in case you hadn’t immediately disabled FaceTime after finding out about a bug that could allow callers to receive audio and even video before you picked up, it looks like Apple is trying to close the hole on its end. While the company already said a fix for the issue — which affects iPhones, … Read moreApple’s Group FaceTime is ‘unavailable’ after eavesdropping bug appears

Apple fixes a host of bugs for iOS, Apple Watch and HomePod

HomePod owners, meanwhile, may want to update ASAP. Its fix solves issues that could force the smart speaker to restart or could disable Siri. Other updates aren’t quite so dramatic. MacOS 10.14.3 saves you time when using Kerberos TGT for a file sharing connection (exciting!), while tvOS and watchOS have received more generic improvements and … Read moreApple fixes a host of bugs for iOS, Apple Watch and HomePod

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