Articles by J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.

Apple Releases Major New Logic Pro Update Alongside New Mac Pro

Posted on 20/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Alongside their new Mac Pro, and a significant new update for Final Cut Pro X and its companion apps, Apple also released Logic Pro X 10.0.5 today – a major update adding a variety of new features, new Drummers and Drum Kit Designer patches, as well as a significant number of bug fixes and minor enhancements.

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Apple Seeds First OS X 10.9.2 beta to Developers

Posted on 19/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Shortly following the release of OS X 10.9.1 to the general public, Apple has now seeded the first pre-release beta of OS X 10.9.2 to developers. Apple asks developers to focus on Mail, Messages, VPN, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver – and according to 9to5Mac, the beta also finally brings support for FaceTime audio to OS X Mavericks!

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Apple Releases Major Final Cut Pro Update, With 2013 Mac Pro and 4K Display Support

Posted on 19/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s shiny new Mac Pro has finally arrived (complete with at least a two month shipping delay), and along with it, Apple has released a major new update to their Final Cut Pro X professional video editing software. The update includes full support for the new Mac Pro, including dual GPU support, 4K output and better handling of 4K content, and more.

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Apple Requiring All New Apps and Updates to Be Optimized for iOS 7 by February 1

Posted on 18/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Continuing their aggressive push to encourage developers to fully support the latest iOS 7 firmware in their apps, Apple posted a new notice to developers yesterday announcing that all new apps and updates submitted after February 1st of next year must be optimized for iOS 7. Failure to comply will result in Apple denying the update outright.

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Samsung Preparing to Rip Off Apple’s Retail Stores, Hires Key Apple Store Designer

Posted on 18/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Samsung has already lost to Apple regarding claims that they violated Apple’s patents, with a jury declaring that they indeed ripped off many of Apple’s iPhone design elements (twice!). One would think Samsung would take note and start coming up with their own ideas…but Samsung’s photocopiers are just getting warmed up.

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Apple’s New Mac Pro Available Starting Thursday, December 19

Posted on 18/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has announced that their new Mac Pro will be available starting Thursday, December 19th, thereby delivering on their self-imposed December deadline for the release of the completely redesigned computer. Prices start at $2,999 (USD).

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Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02

Posted on 17/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has just released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.2, adding RAW image support to iPhoto and Aperture for a variety of new cameras – including, perhaps most notably, Sony’s new full-frame mirrorless Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R prosumer-level cameras.

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Apple Finally Adds Gifting to the iBookstore

Posted on 17/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has finally added the ability to gift ebooks to others through the iBookstore. While iTunes users have long been allowed to gift songs, movies, apps and such to others, the ability to gift ebooks has been lacking from Apple’s online ebook marketplace.

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A Closer Look at the World’s Increasing Smartphone Usage (Infographic)

Posted on 17/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Smartphones are taking over the world, at least as far as mobile users are concerned. But just how dramatic is the rise of smartphones in the world – and who is leading the pack in adoption? We’ve teamed up with the folks at Coupon Audit to produce a fascinating infographic that illustrates the trend quite well!

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FERAL Interactive Adds PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Controller Support to Many Mac Games

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

We’ve previously detailed how to use Sony’s new DualShock 4 controller to play games on your Mac, while noting that support seems to be very spotty and title-specific at the time being. However, there is good news: It appears that Feral Interactive has added official support for the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller to many of their Mac games!

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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.1

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

After a month of testing with developers, with the final beta released nearly two weeks ago on December 3rd, Apple has finally released the first major update to OS X Mavericks. The OS X 10.9.1 update is available immediately for existing Mavericks users via Software Update through the Mac App Store.

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New Mac Pro Appears Again in Geekbench Benchmarks

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

As the expected release of the new Mac Pro nears, three new sets of benchmarks have appeared online via Geekbench 3. In related news, the Apple business team is now providing price quotes for the multi-core speed demon.

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