Recent news, rumors, and notes of interest about Apple, Macs, iPhones, iPads and technology in general.
News & Notes: More Apple Announcements Coming
Apple has sent out invitations to a special event on October 30. This is most likely when Apple will announce new products, such as possibly a new iPad and new Macs. Among the many rumors being circulated are the a new iPad Pro and a new MacBook Air are on the way. Others speculate a new Mac mini as well. (more...)
News & Notes: Apple Data and Privacy Portal Now Available In the US
News & Notes: New Apple TV Shows May Be Free For Apple Device Owners
News & Notes: iOS 12.0.1 Brings Fixes
Apple released the first minor update to iOS 12 today, fixing two bugs. The new version is available as part of the software updates on iPhones and iPads with iOS 12. You can wait for the notification, or go to Settings, General, Software Update. (more...)
News & Notes: New Wi-Fi Standard Names Revealed
The companies that make up the Wi-Fi Alliance have revised the naming scheme that we all use to describe our Wi-Fi gadgets. The current top level, previously called 802.11ac will now simply be referred to as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11n is now Wi-Fi 4. Next year we will get a new standard with higher speeds called Wi-Fi 6, which was previously set to be called 802.11ax. (more...)
Three major universities today started allowing students to use their iPhone or Apple Watch as a student ID instead of a physical card. Students add the ID to their Apple wallet on their iPhone and can then access things like the dorms, library, lunch plans, and so on. (more...)
News & Notes: Some Love For Logic Pro and MainStage
Apple has released new operating systems and new versions of major apps in the last few weeks, and today they also gave some love to users of their pro audio apps Logic Pro and MainStage. Logic gets Smart Tempo, multi-track stems and numerical editing for Alchemy parameter. MainStage gets text notes, new MIDI input functions and a better metronome. (more...)
News & Notes: Printable Mac Keyboard Shortcut Page For macOS Mojave
There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for Mac users. There are Mission Control shortcuts, Finder shortcuts, system shortcuts, application shortcuts and more. Many you can find by just looking through the menu bar for that application. You can find system ones by looking in the System Preferences under Keyboard.