OS X News

Virtual Reality Headset Oculus Rift Offers SDK for Mac

Posted on 13/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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There’s good news for Mac users who are hoping to develop software for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset platform. The Facebook-owned Oculus has released an update to their software SDK, and it adds support for OS X.

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New Apple Patent Application Describes ‘Siri for Mac’

Posted on 07/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It has long been expected that Siri, Apple’s iOS-based virtual personal assistant, would eventually make it over to the Mac. However, we have yet to see her make a debut on the OS X platform. Now, a new patent application from Apple describes an intelligent assistant that would make Siri on the Mac a reality.

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MacTrast Deals – Flip PDF For Mac: Create Eye-Catching Digital Media Publications

Posted on 29/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sure, PDF has had its day, and it’s been a good run. But today you need more than just a static PDF file to grab readers’ attention. Enter Flip PDF for Mac, a powerful flip book creator that allows users to quickly and easily convert ordinary PDF files into mobile friendly, eye-catching digital media with engaging page-flipping effects.

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Apple Launches New Swift Programming Blog

Posted on 11/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The latest in Apple’s effort to get info out to developers, a new blog covering the language.

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Rumor: Apple Testing ARM-Based Macs – Large Magic Trackpad

Posted on 26/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

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French site MacBidouille has reported that Apple is developing ARM processor-based Macs. The site’s “reliable source” says Apple has prototypes of several ARM-based machines, including an iMac, Mac mini, and 13″ Notebook with four to eight 64-bit ARM Quad-core processors.

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Apple Releases iTunes 11.2 – Includes Podcast Improvements, Bug Fixes

Posted on 15/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released iTunes 11.2. The update includes podcast browsing improvements, the ability to save favorite episodes to your computer, a fix for an issue that could cause iTunes to become unresponsive when updating Genius, performance improvements and bug fixes, and more.

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Apple’s Maps Gets 3D Flyover for Stonehenge

Posted on 28/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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To be filed under “Fun Things to do on a Monday Coffee Break”: One of the most mysterious world landmarks can now be explored via 3D flyover in Apple’s Maps apps on both iOS and OS X.

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Apple Releases OS X Security Update With Safari 7.0.3

Posted on 22/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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In addition to the release of iOS 7.1.1 today, Apple also has some update goodness for OS X and Safari users. Security Update 2014-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. This update also includes Safari 7.0.3.

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How To Block Unwanted Messages in Messages for Mac

Posted on 18/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Awhile back we showed you how to block unwanted messages and calls in iOS 7. But what if you’re working on your Mac and the messages are still coming through via Messages for Mac? Here’s how to block unwanted messages in OS X.

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