Voice dictation – which, for those of you not familiar, translates your spoken voice into text to save your fingers from typing – has been around on OS X since the release of OS X Mountain Lion. But with OS X Mavericks, Apple has made the feature even better by adding one simply feature: The ability to use dictation offline!
Articles by J. Glenn Künzler
Apple has already told the world that their shiny new black aluminum trash can Mac Pro will officially go on sale sometime in December – but now that December has arrived, there’s still no sign of official sales at the Apple Online Store or Apple’s retail stores. A German Apple retailer claims to offer a clue regarding the launch.
Roughly two weeks after releasing the second developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a third 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B40 – 5 builds newer than the previous seed.
We all know that electronics and water do not mix. It’s a well-established fact. Unfortunately, many of us lay our pragmatism aside and nevertheless take our iPhones to swimming pools or beaches, lay them on the side of the bath tub or shower, carry them in the rain instead of pocketing them, or use them while on the toilet.
It’s that time of the year again! Black Friday may be over, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season – but Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are still in full force! We’ve rounded up a few of the best deals available online today (and through the week in many cases) – we hope you’ll enjoy, and save some money!
In observance of Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., our posting will be very limited today as our editors join in the festivities. We’ll be back tomorrow with limited coverage, and will be back in full swing on Monday!
Good Ole’ Mr. Schmidt is at it again, claiming that Android is clearly dominating Apple with 80% of the mobile smartphone market (which is only marginally true at best) and claiming Android is more intuitive than Apple. He even went so far as to write a guide for how to switch from the iPhone to Android, naming several phones which he called “better” in the iPhone in the process.
Apple released a minor (yet significant) update today for their latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule network base stations. The update includes several fixes, including one that affects the ability to use USB hard drives that are connected to the device. Other fixes include patching a bug that could affect wireless connectivity, and an issue known to cause network loops when accessing network content.
Roughly a week after releasing the first developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a second 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B35 – 7 builds newer than the previous seed. As with the previous beta, Apple continues to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver while testing the update.
While it’s hardly news at this point, as Apple has been named the world’s most valuable brand many times over by a variety of different agencies, Apple has managed to nab the title once again, this time backed by research from Forbes, Thomson Reuters Fundamentals, and FactSet Research System.
Following the public release of iOS 7.0.4, Apple has now begun seeding the first beta of iOS 7.1 to developers.
Apple sent out emails to developers on Friday, reminding them that the iTunes Connect developer portal will be shut down for the holidays from December 21 through December 27. Apple traditionally shuts down the portal during the holiday season in order to give the employees who maintain the area time off for the holidays.
Foxconn is reportedly shutting down production of the iPhone 5c at one of its factories, and will begin production of the hot-selling iPhone 5s at that facility.
Following the release of OS X Mavericks on October 22, and the release of a minor update to Mail to fix issues with Gmail account issues, Apple has now released the first beta of OS X 10.9.21 to developers. Apple has asked developers to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver while testing the update.
Apple has updated Aperture to version 3.5.1. The professional photo editing and cataloging app’s update includes fixes for face detection, white balance, and more.
Companies who make their money buying used iPhones, unlocking them, and then reselling them, are finding that the methods that allowed them to unlock handsets for use on any compatible network aren’t working any more on AT&T handsets.