Go Update Your Apple Devices to Fix the Telugu ‘Text Bomb’ Bug Now

What started out as a seemingly simple bug turned into a real hassle when people figured out it was possible to crash iMessage, Twitter or even the Wi-Fi app on Apple products by inserting a single character from the Indian language of Telugu. And once an app had crashed, it would keep crashing forever until you took somewhat extreme measures like deleting and reinstalling the app, erasing entire conversation threads, or upgrading to a beta version of your device’s OS. Read More >>

Apple Is Rushing to Fix the Telugu Bug as Arseholes Use It to ‘Bomb’ People’s iPhones and Macs

While many bugs are relatively benign, often getting patched before the user knows anything is wrong, the latest plague to hit Apple devices is already wreaking havoc on the internet. Read More >>

Another Weird iOS Bug Can Totally Screw Up Your Messaging Apps

The seemingly endless string of iOS bugs is a sickness that just won’t go away. Just a month ago, people discovered that a strange hyperlink could cause Messages to crash. And while that issue has been patched, a new bug has appeared that can wreck Messages, along with a number of other major apps. Read More >>

Apple Is Reportedly Preparing a Way to Unify Mac and iOS Apps

Despite the wealth of software available for Macs, Apple’s desktop app store largely feels abandoned, as many of the important apps you might actually want are more readily obtained directly from the developer. However, after years of theorising and speculation, Apple is reportedly trying to bridge the gap between its desktop and mobile stores, by enabling developers to create a single app that would be compatible with both platforms. Read More >>

A Maxed-Out iMac Pro Costs Over £12,000

Apple’s new, most powerful iMac Pro is finally available for sale, and while some may think its £4,899 starting price is a bit steep, it’s the all extras that will really get you. That’s because when fully loaded with an 18-core Intel Xeon CPU (which won’t even ship until next year), 128GB of error-checking memory, and a 4TB SSD, you’re looking at a total price of £12,279. Read More >>

Apple’s Long-Awaited iMac Pro Finally Goes on Sale in Two Days

Back at WWDC 2017 in June, Apple teased us with the iMac Pro, its most powerful desktop yet. But for months, there was barely a peep about when it might available. Now we know it’s definitely going to be available before the end of the year (unlike the HomePod), when the 8 and 10 core models go on sale later this week on Thursday, 14th December. (The high-end 14 and 18-core models probably won’t go on sale until sometime in early 2018.) Read More >>

5 Reasons to Build a Hackintosh (and How to Get Started)

Windows fans can build their own computers when they can’t find one in stores to match their needs, but custom-made Macs are much harder to put together, as Apple doesn’t like having its software and hardware separated. But if you’ve got the time, and really need your beefy computer running macOS, then you should build up your own Hackintosh—that’s what people call custom build macOS machines. Read More >>

An Overhauled MacPro Is Finally Coming Next Year, No Matter What Anybody Thinks

Four years after the launch of the trashcan shaped MacPro, Apple has finally, slyly, announced a new MacPro. The news comes via John Gruber of Daring Fireball: Read More >>

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How To Save an Old Laptop By Installing This Free OS

The new and improved default OS for the Raspberry Pi isn’t just for hobbyist computer boards any longer. Thanks to an experimental version of the Linux-based software for PCs and Macs, you can use it to reinvigorate an old laptop and get a few more years out of an ageing machine. Read More >>

Apple is Having a Mac Crisis

A lot of people, including some of the world’s best known commentators on Apple, are saying that the company is facing serious challenges in its Mac business — unsurprisingly, Apple is clapping back at those reports and says everything is just fine. Read More >>

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How to Safely Delete Private Data Forever

If you’re erasing sensitive files from a computer, you probably want them gone forever and far beyond the reach of data recovery tools. Unfortunately, that’s not what happens all of the time. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your files are deleted permanently. Read More >>

The Best Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

If you’re paying for premium software, chances are there’s a free alternative out there you could use instead, with features just as good as the ones you’ve become accustomed to. Whether you fancy a change from your usual application-of-choice, or you’re just on a tight budget, these are the free software apps you need to know about. Read More >>

End of an Era: Goodbye Mac Startup Sound

Anyone who’s ever owned a Mac probably remembers the first time they booted it up and heard that sound. It announced that you were about to begin a relationship with your computer that would probably last for many years. With the new MacBook Pro, Apple is replacing the iconic chime with cold, unforgiving silence. Read More >>

RIP the Macbook Air?

The Macbook Air is dead. Despite being Apple’s most popular current computer device, and used by programmers, bloggers, and coffee shop patrons everywhere, the Macbook Air will be put to pasture. It’s never going to get a super high resolution Retina display or a super thin bezel. Instead its been replaced with the new Macbook Pro...only one without the Touch Bar. Read More >>

New MacBook Pro Leaked in Latest Version of MacOS

Apple is supposed to release the brand new MacBook Pro at a big event Thursday, but it looks like images of the MacBook got out early. The source? Apple. Read More >>