0 2h ago

Pointers: How to switch off Markdown in Ulysses

Let's see if we can do this Pointers in a single line: in the word-processing program Ulysses 2.5, create a new sheet, and then choose No Markdown from the Edit/Convert Markup menu. Nope, sorry, we need a second: on the iOS version, you need to tap to hide the keyboard, then tap on the Settings icon that appears, then under Current Sheet at the bottom, choose No Markdown. Whether you do this on iOS or OS X, though, Ulysses nicely remembers it for the other one.

0 2h ago

Report: Apple Music Connect to be 'demoted' in service overhaul

Like Ping before it, the Apple Music Connect social component of the paid subscription service may be demoted from its own section under a rumored redesign said to be coming to the service as part of iOS 10. Various reports have claimed that Apple Music will get a design and functionality overhaul and that it will debut in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference, though it could be simply previewed and not formally roll out until the fall of this year. Connect in its present form will still exist, reports say, but will lose its dedicated "tab" in the Music program on iOS and could be integrated into the "For You" section, one of several big changes allegedly planned for the service.

1 3h ago

Apple hit with second Immersion haptic feedback lawsuit

Apple has been hit with a fresh lawsuit from Immersion , a company that has specialized in haptic feedback technology for over 20 years. The new suit alleges that Apple's 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models with Force Touch trackpads violate one of its patents. Immersion also alleges that the iPhone 6s violates another three of its patents.

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0 4h ago

MacNN Deals: Fly high with these four camera-equipped drones

Alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today, we're highlighting four drones from the collection of quadcopters offered in the store, including the highest-selling drone from the group, an invertible camera drone, and a pair of quadcopters with a first person video mode.

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1 4h ago

Tim Cook reportedly planning trip to China to appease government

Tim Cook is planning to visit China again, to have discussions with members of the country's government over various matters, according to a report. The Apple CEO will apparently try to work with the "high-level government officials" later this month to try and smooth out some issues affecting the company in the region, with topics up for debate said to include censorship issues affecting Apple services, as well as the Chinese government's continued pressure on Western companies to comply with its demands.

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2 6h ago

Apple seeking 800,000 square feet of property for 'Project Titan'

A major property company in the San Francisco Bay Area has used its quarterly earnings call to reveal that major car makers are on the hunt for real estate in the Bay area for their autonomous car projects. Hudson Pacific Properties' CEO Victor Coleman also said that not only are traditional automakers looking to get a foothold near Silicon Valley to develop their respective projects, but Apple is also looking to acquire up to 800,000-square-feet of real estate for its secretive "Project Titan" electric car project as well. Joining Apple in the hunt for real estate for a similar purpose is Google, hoping to pick up around 400,000 square feet.

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Cook to speak at Startup Fest Europe

May is turning out to be a busy travel month for Apple CEO Tim Cook: following on from reports that he will head back to China to meet with government officials there to help smooth out some recent difficulties, Cook is scheduled to be among the guest speakers at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam on May 24 at 11:10AM local time. His talk will run about 35 minutes, according to the schedule for the event. Other speakers across the five-day event will include Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt. http://bit.ly/1q3Zvpr

Industry  1h

Retail VP Kupbens leaves Apple

Bob Kupbens, who joined Apple in 2014 just ahead of Dame Angela Ahrendts to run the online Apple Store and other web-based retail programs as vice president of online marketing efforts, has reportedly left the company for another position. Kupbens, who was previously in charge of digital marketing initiatives and e-commerce at Delta Air Lines, replaced Jennifer Bailey when she was appointed to run the Apple Pay project. He has overseen the redesign of the online store, the online iPhone upgrade program, and has generally worked to make the site better integrated with the retail Apple Stores. No replacement for Kupbens has yet been named.

Apple  2h

Xcode updated for Git security

Apple on Friday patched two known critical vulnerabilities in its Xcode development tool that were concerned with the Git source code management client portion of the program. For unknown reasons, Apple waited seven weeks to update the version of Git shipping with the command-line tools in Xcode to v2.7.4, released by Git developers on March 17 to address the vulnerabilities. The flaw, now corrected, could allow for cloning a repository with a specially-crafted file structure, giving attackers a chance to execute malicious code on systems where cloning operations were initiated, reports Computerworld. The Command Line Tools package is not installed by default on OS X, but users have the option of installing it, and in some cases were forced to disable Git until the tools were updated. http://apple.co/24BQJP3

Security  3h

Twitter for Mac gets Moments, Polls

Twitter has updated its Mac app with Moments and Polls, features previously rolled out in its web portal and in its mobile apps. The new Moments tab is designed to make it easier to find more interesting and relevant content. Content is curated in categories including News, Sports, Entertainment and Fun, with trending topics highlighted for an easier to use, more engaging experience. The Twitter for Mac app also picks up the ability to create custom multiple choice polls via Tweets that are live for a 24-hour period. Users can also share GIFs in both Tweets and Direct Messages thanks to a new GIF search function. http://apple.co/1rxCvA0

Software  6h

GoPro revenue drops, Karma drone delayed

Action camera maker GoPro announced its first quarter results on Thursday, and the news was largely bad. While unit sell-through of the cameras was close to the year-over-year compare, revenues dropped 49.5 percent from Q1 last year, though was slightly above the company's guidance. Overall, the company lost $107 million in GAAP net income, and margins declined to 32.5 percent from 45.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. The company further announced that it would be delaying its planned Karma drone product until this winter, which will likely further impact next quarter's results. The upside of the delay, said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman, is that the Karma will now benefit from debuting just before the holiday buying season. http://bit.ly/1OgpdgD

Investor  14h

Netflix iOS app now offers cell-data controls

In a new update to its iOS app on Thursday, subscription entertainment service Netflix has introduced new user controls for streaming over cellular networks to prevent overages, throttling, or other usage issues caused by the high data rate of streamed HD video. Users can choose from a given amount of streaming video that "costs" 1GB of cellular data, which lowers video quality to allow as much as four hours of video per GB (the "automatic" setting provides three hours, while higher quality settings reduce the time to two hours, or one hour at the best setting). In addition, the updated app now offers more 3D Touch options from the app icon, beyond the "peek and pop" previews for video. http://apple.co/24AD1vR

IPhone apps  19h

Bentley launches app for Apple Watch

Carmaker Bentley now offers an Apple Watch app for its Bentayga SUV -- a vehicle with a starting price of $229,000 -- that offers some advanced automotive functions not previously seen in other car apps for Apple's wearable. The app allows Watch wearers to control various seat adjustments, environmental controls (including seat massage), and the entertainment system. In addition, various vehicle stats are available at a glance, including distance traveled and vehicle speed. The app is available free on the App Store. http://apple.co/24AyXvs

Gadgets  20h