Reuters is reporting that Apple dropped plans to offer a stronger encryption option for iCloud backups under pressure from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Back in September, Adam Engst moved from an Apple Watch Series 2 to an Apple Watch Series 5. After living with it for several months, he’s figured out which features make a difference and which are just marketing fluff.
Take a trip down memory lane with the (Unofficial) Apple Archive, which documents over 40 years of Apple documents and promotions.
Jeff Porten had overlapping conference responsibilities this year, but he checks in from Europe with his usual coverage of what was new, notable, and laughable at this year’s CES.
The Apple TV app was advertised as a way to amalgamate all your streaming content into a single app, but it has turned into an advertising platform for Apple. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explains how to take a bit of control back.
Developer and podcaster Marco Arment believes Apple should add a Low Power Mode to macOS for laptop users, and he has numbers from disabling the Turbo Boost feature of Intel CPUs to support his case.
Apple is replacing some Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR due to charging failures, both of the case itself and the iPhone inside.
Apple claims to be a guardian of consumer privacy, but the company does little to regulate what third-party iPhone apps do with the data they collect. The Washington Post’s Geoffrey Fowler asks if Apple could do more to protect our privacy.
Miss the way that window management worked before Mac OS X? The new Front and Center app brings that behavior back.
Nagged by the question of whether Apple still uses the term “Macintosh” anywhere, Adam Engst pores over targeted Google search results to confirm that the company has excised “Macintosh” from all modern uses, with a few odd exceptions.
Years after the FBI backed down from trying to force Apple to put a backdoor in the iPhone, it looks like the agency may be trying again by requesting that Apple decrypt iPhones related to the December 2019 shooting in Pensacola.
Benjamin Mayo of 9to5Mac has compressed the last decade of Apple history into a single long Web page. It’s a great reminder of just how much has happened in the last ten years.
Our roving reporter Jeff Porten heads into CES 2020 with coverage of the annual Trends to Watch presentation, which focused on (surprise, surprise) 5G, AI, streaming video, augmented reality, and well, a bunch of other things that seem less likely to become real.
If you’re looking at buying a new Mac now, it will likely ship with macOS 10.15 Catalina. If you’re not ready to upgrade from Mojave, it’s still possible to downgrade most new Macs, but it might not be easy.
Keeping an old Mac running Mac OS 8 or earlier around for the fun of it? Beware that early versions of the classic Mac OS won’t let you set a time after the end of 2019. Happily, a free utility lets you work around this limitation for another 20 years.