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Apple seeds first developer beta of OS X 10.10.4

Apple seeds first beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers

Apple has released the first developer beta of OS X 10.10.4. The build is available now from the Apple Developer Center. There is very little specific information about what is in OS X 10.10.4, but it seems likely that it focuses on fixes and improvements. Apple notes that this build, 14E7f,...
Noiseless brings powerful noise reduction to images on your Mac

Noiseless brings powerful noise reduction to images on your Mac

Developer MacPhun has announced a new app for Mac called "Noiseless" that lets users reduce image noise with one-click presets. The app is available in both both standard and pro versions at $17.99 and $49.99, respectively. While the standard version offers up basic noise reduction tools that...
Kickstarter project 'Glide' brings drag-and-drop development to iOS apps

Kickstarter project 'Glide' brings drag-and-drop development to iOS apps

If you've been kicking around an idea for killer iOS app, but you lack the coding skills necessary to build it, you may want to check out a new Kickstarter campaign for a service called "Glide." Glide is a cloud-based service that works by taking pictures, text, and videos that you upload and...
JJ Abrams wore an Apple Watch to the Star Wars Celebration kickoff

JJ Abrams wore an Apple Watch to the Star Wars Celebration kickoff

The new Star Wars Episode VII trailer is out today. And hey, JJ Abrams introduced it while wearing an Apple Watch! Yes, iMore — we're using JJ Abrams's choice of Apple fashion accessory to shamelessly embed the latest trailer for Star Wars Episode VII. We're not sorry. Abrams, director of...
Chrome for iPhone and iPad gets a widget and support for extensions in latest update

Chrome for iPhone and iPad gets a widget and support for extensions in latest update

Google has updated Chrome for iPhone and iPad, adding a Notification Center widget, support for app extensions, and pull-to-reload. Chrome for iPhone and iPad has added a widget to the Notification Center that gets you started browsing faster. The New Tab and Voice Search buttons in the widget...
Yahoo is bringing Weather, News Digest, and more to the Apple Watch

Yahoo is bringing Weather, News Digest, and more to the Apple Watch

Yahoo has announced that four of their apps will be available on the Apple Watch when the device launches on April 24. Four of Yahoo's apps will soon be updated with compatibility with the Apple Watch. Yahoo Weather, Yahoo News Digest, and Yahoo Fantasy Sport will all be available to Apple Watch...
Adobe previews 3D printing features coming to Photoshop CC

Adobe previews 3D printing features coming to Photoshop CC

Adobe has unveiled new features that will be making their way to a future version of Photoshop CC. Photoshop CC will be adopting three major features geared towards 3D imaging and printing. For instance, the new 3D mesh simplification tools will allow for faster processing and printing, and will...
Star Wars #stormtrooper emoji invade Twitter

Star Wars #stormtrooper emoji invade Twitter

Sure, there's a newly expanded set of ethnically-diverse and more-useful emoji out there (and already integrated into iOS), but do they have stormtroopers or protocol droids? Didn't think so. Thankfully, Twitter does. Today's bringing us not only the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (...
Astropad will now let you use FiftyThree's Pencil stylus to draw on your Mac

Astropad will now let you use FiftyThree's Pencil stylus to draw on your Mac

Astropad, the app that turns your iPad into a drawing tablet for your Mac, has added support for FiftyThree's Pencil and more in its latest update. Astropad lets you use your iPad as a drawing tablet for your Mac. Support for FiftyThree's Pencil hardware accessory includes the eraser, which...
Switch to Mac: Virtual pilots and their HOTAS

Switch to Mac: Virtual pilots and their HOTAS

Fun for PC switchers in this week's Switch to Mac: How well do PC joysticks work on the Mac? Flight simulation has been a fascination of computer programmers since the earliest days of graphical user interfaces. Those invested in the hobby get expensive joysticks and throttle rigs — accessories...
Supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 fixes video driver issues

Supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 fixes video driver issues

Apple has released a supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 to fix a video driver issue. Following the release of OS X 10.10.3 on April 8, Apple has pushed out a small update for that version. The update fixes a video driver issue that could prevent your Mac from starting up. Here are Apple's full...
Here's what the Apple Watch Edition try-on process looks like

Here's what the Apple Watch Edition try-on process looks like

Trying on the Edition is like trying on any other Apple Watch — just with $17,000 more rose gold. Though we at iMore haven't yet been feeling fancy enough to go try on an Apple Watch Edition, Leah Yamhshon and Caitlin McGarry at Macworld each visited an Apple flagship store for an appointment,...
Bing Image search

Find photos faster and type less with Bing's new image search

Microsoft is introducing an new way to search for photos with Bing on iOS mobile browsers that involves much less work with typing words on a keyboard. Instead, users of browsers like Safari for iOS can type in a couple of words, such as "spring flowers", to bring up groups of suggestions that...
L.A. school district seeking refund from Apple over failed iPad program

L.A. school district seeking refund from Apple over failed iPad program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is asking Apple to refund millions of dollars that the district spent on the now-defunct program that would have given iPads to students all around the district. The program was officially discontinued in August 2014, and would have given an iPad to every...
Accidental Apple Pay triggers: When iPhone and NFC don't get along

Accidental Apple Pay triggers: When iPhone and NFC don't get along

I love Apple Pay, but I wish it wouldn't automatically trigger for every NFC chip everywhere. On Wednesday, I spent a lovely afternoon with my aunt, uncle, and gentleman friend at Fenway Park in Boston to see the Red Sox. (Unfortunately, they ended a two-game winning streak by losing quite...
John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

After 15 years and 11 Mac OS X reviews, Hypercritical author and Accidental Tech Podcast anchor John Siracusa has announced an end to his epic operating system coverage on Ars Technica. I still love OS X—and I still have many complaints about it. I will certainly talk about OS X 10.11 (...
Halo comes to the iPhone and iPad with Spartan Strike and Spartan Assault

Halo lands on the iPhone and iPad with Spartan Strike and Spartan Assault

Microsoft has released two Halo games for iPhone and iPad, bringing the top-down shooter action of Spartan Assault and Spartan Strike to Apple's mobile devices for the first time. We wondered back in 2013 if Halo: Spartan Assault would ever come to iOS, and that answer is now a definitive "yes...
How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

Even though the iPhone doesn't have a built-in heart rate sensor, you can still find a third-party app for that! Apple has put a much larger emphasis on health and fitness in iOS 8 than in any other version of iOS — yet the iPhone doesn't offer a heart rate monitor. That being said, there are...
Apple's Forest project

Apple will help preserve over 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina

Apple will partner with the Conservation Fund to help preserve over 36,000 acres of forestland located in Maine and North Carolina. The agreement will specifically target 32,400 acres of the Reed Forest in Aroostook County, Maine, along with 3,600 acres of forest in Brunswick County, North...
Any.do gets new design, list sharing, and more in version 3.0

Any.do gets new design, list sharing, and more in version 3.0

Popular to-do manager Any.do has hit version 3.0 with a new design, list sharing, better customization, and more. Any.do, one of the best task apps for iPhone, has a new grid-based design in its home screen meant to give you a clear view of all your lists. Tap on a list to zoom in and see more...

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