News tagged ‘Mac’
Like every Sunday, I’d like to make a roundup of the most interesting posts of the past week. This time they deal with recently-seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, new iWatch concept and Apple’s new CarPlay system, which debuted a couple of days ago at Geneva Auto Salon 2014.
According to 9to5Mac, Mercedes-Benz has initiated to introduce an aftermarket solution to intall Apple CarPlay on older vehicles. CarPlay is very useful for drivers, it enables iPhone users to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages just touching the screen or via voice command.
We’ve confirmed that at least Mercedes-Benz is looking into aftermarket installations of CarPlay that will allow older models of vehicles to access the feature. While the company confirmed that it is trying to get an “an after-market solution for previous cars” it couldn’t confirm when the option might become available. While there is no info yet on how the aftermarket installation would work, we’d imagine it will be a dealer installed accessory for select older models like Honda and others already offer for Apple’s Siri Eyes Free feature.
Below you can see a photo of CarPlay installed in a Mercedes C-Class.
Apple has nearly finished the demolition of the old HP campus on the territory, where the company plans to build its new headquarters. Below you may take a look at a couple of photos taken by Apple Toolbox. These images once again prove that the work on Apple Campus 2 goes on.
Apple will launch its iPhone trade-in program in France this week. Previously, this so-called in-store recycling initiative was available only for users in the United States, the United Kingdom and India.
The company from Cupertino will soon stop the production of non-Retina MacBook Pro. According to the latest DigiTimes report, the 13-inch model will no longer be available beginning from the second half of 2014. That means if you plan to buy one, hurry up.
According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently hiring engineers and supply chain managers in order to speed up the production of the existing and would-be gadgets. As noted by the Wall Street Journal (via
Apple will soon start charging users for out-of-warranty support. To do that, the company has recently developed a new payment system that allows to send money directly from the support chat. In case you don’t know, previously, all the online support features were available for free for all users worldwide.
According to the latest reports from various sources, the company from Cupertino will soon release its updated Apple TV. However, the exact launch date is still unclear. On the one hand, the Financial Times reporters claim that the new set-top box will be revealed "any week now", but on the other, Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple says it won’t.
Following the release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, a security update that contains a fix for the SSL vulnerability, some users have begun to complain that the most-recent OS X version breaks the AirPlay functionality.
The company from Cupertino has released an update for late 2013 Mac Pro. It allows users to enter the Power Nap mode without running a fan in order to save energy.
According to the latest rumors, David Fincher - the Social Network director - may direct Sony’s new Steve Jobs movie. The film is expected to be based on Walter Isaacson biography. Aaron Sorkin, who previously wrote the Social Network, is currently working on a screenplay for the new Jobs biopic.
Apple has released iTunes 11.1.5. The new version contains a fix for the problem that caused the application to close each time the user connects the device, apart from that, it improves the system compatibility with iBooks for Mac on OS X Mavericks.
Apple has officially released an update for OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. The new version contains a number of improvements, but the most important one is, without a doubt, a fix for SSL vulnerability. Apart from that, the latest OS X version can boast of the ability to block FaceTime and iMessage users, FaceTime Audio and more.
A new iOS bug has been recently found that allows malicious apps to monitor and log user’s touch inputs and button pressings. Such apps are capable of running in background and sending sensitive data to remote servers. That is why you should carefully choose, which apps to install and which not.