Tag Archive for ‘AppleInsider’

How to Get an Old macOS Installer From Apple ➝

If you have older Macs around the house, this link might be worth saving for a rainy day.

➝ Source: appleinsider.com

iOS 12 Brings iPhone X Gestures to the iPad ➝

Stephen Silver, writing for AppleInsider:

Many of the iOS gestures that debuted last year with the iPhone X will come to a wider variety of devices later this year when iOS 12 is released, including the iPad, AppleInsider has confirmed after downloading the beta to a first-generation iPad Pro. New gestures that debuted in the iPhone X, released late last year, included swiping up from the gesture bar to get to the lock screen, and swiping up again to reach the home screen.

The most obvious conclusion to draw from this is that the iPad might lose the home button and gain Face ID. But I don’t think we needed this software update to tell us that, it seemed pretty obvious from the moment Apple announced the iPhone X that this is the direction they were heading in.

Steam Link Lets You Play Mac and PC Games on iOS and tvOS ➝

Andrew O’Hara, writing for AppleInsider:

Using the new Steam Link app, you can play nearly any Steam game that you can play on your Mac or PC on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. There are a variety of asterisks with that, such as the fact both devices must be on the same network and connected through Ethernet or 5GHz Wi-Fi, but this is a pretty minor limitation these days.

Valve’s official Steam controller is also able to be paired directly with your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV to control those games. If you either don’t like the divisive Steam controller, any MFi controller will work as well, including the exceptional Steel Series Nimbus.

I don’t own a particularly powerful Mac at the moment, but in a few months, I should have a new iMac on my desk. And I’m very excited about the notation of playing high-quality, modern games in my living room without having to shell out hundreds of dollars for a dedicated gaming console.

New App Store, Maps, and Clock Icons in Latest iOS 11 Beta ➝

The new Maps and Clock icons are solid improvements over their previous iterations, but the App Store icon feels like a bad joke. It looks like a lazy, elementary school art project made out of popsicle sticks.

(Via AppleInsider.)

Apple Publishes iPad Starter Guides for Educators ➝

AppleInsider:

Released through iTunes U, the new series consists of six starter guides recently published by Apple Education, the company’s in-house edtech team. Apple advertised the collection’s launch in an email sent out to iTunes U users, and is featuring in the Education section of the iBooks Store.

I hope these iPad-based education initiatives are successful. I’d love to see more iPads in classrooms.

New Mac Malware Can Remotely Access FaceTime Camera, but macOS Gatekeeper Users Are Protected ➝

Mike Wuerthele, writing for AppleInsider:

The newly unleashed EasyDoc Converter installs a wide array of malware on a victim’s computer — but it isn’t signed by Apple, which means the Gatekeeper tool in macOS should adequately protect users with default settings.

This is a great reason to keep Gatekeeper turned on and a reminder to exercise caution when it prevents a newly installed app from launching.

With Game Center App Gone, Invites Are Managed by Messages ➝

AppleInsider:

As detailed by Apple at a session during its Worldwide Developers Conference last week, games will have access to new tools for inviting friends to multiplayer games via the Messages app.

Apple told developers that those already using existing Game Center invitation APIs won’t need to make any code changes for iOS 10. Messages-based invites will automatically replace the old method of inviting friends to play, and anyone can be invited via the Messages app and iCloud.

Apple May Debut iMessage for Android at WWDC ➝

Mikey Campbell, writing for AppleInsider:

Citing anonymous sources, MacDailyNews reports Apple plans to announce iMessage for Android at Monday’s WWDC 2016 keynote event, a move that could significantly expand the service’s footprint. The publication lacks a measurable track record when it comes to Apple product predictions, though rumors of an official Messages app port have been circulating for some time.

Grain of salt and all that, but this would be an incredible announcement.