The Ballistic Case Company has announced a new lineup of cases for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The Jewel, Jewel Spark, Urbanite, Explorer, Tough Jacket, Tough Jacket MAXX and Hard Core Tactical Series are all meant to provide heavy-duty protecti…read more
iFixit, the well-known hardware site that regularly tears down popular gadgets and devices, apparently went too far when it published a teardown of a developer unit of the upcoming Apple TV set-top box and its Siri Remote. As a result, Apple has pulled iFixit’s iOS app from its App Store.
In a blog post, iFixit stated:
Not too long ago, we tore down the Apple TV and Siri Remote. The developer unit we disassembled was sent to us by Apple. Evidently, they didn’t intend for us to take it apart. But we’re a teardown and repair company; teardowns are in our DNA—and nothing makes us happier than figuring out what makes these gadgets tick. We weighed the risks, blithely tossed those risks over our shoulder, and tore down the Apple TV anyway.
A few days later, we got an email from Apple informing us that we violated their terms and conditions—and the offending developer account had been banned. Unfortunately, iFixit’s app was tied to that same account, so Apple pulled the app as well. Their justification was that we had taken ”actions that may hinder the performance or intended use of the App Store, B2B Program, or the Program.”
iFixit says that iOS users can still access iFixit’s mobile site, and added that its iOS app was already old and it would take a lot of effort to rewrite it so it could support the new iOS 9.
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Things, the Mac task manager from Cultured Code, has updated with support for OS X El Capitan. Things 2.8 adds support for El Capitan’s Split View mode, along with the new San Francisco system font.
This update also brings support for Force Touch on compatible Macs. Here’s a list of everything in Things for Mac 2.8:
- Full compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
- New! Support for El Capitan’s Split View mode—click and hold the green zoom button to move Things into the left or right pane.
- New! Support for spring-loading lists in the sidebar via Force click—drag a to-do over a list in the sidebar, click deeper to open that list, and then position the to-do exactly where you’d like. (This feature requires El Capitan and a Mac with a Force Touch trackpad.)
- Adjustments for El Capitan’s new San Francisco font.
- Improved handling of emails dragged into Things from Mail on El Capitan.
- Various smaller tweaks and fixes for El Capitan.
- The app now requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Grab Things for Mac 2.8 from the Mac App Store now.
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Microsoft has just released the latest version of its Skype messaging app for the Mac. As you might expect, the new 7.13 adds support for the recently-launched OS X El Capitan and it also supports the Split View multitasking mode in that OS as well. …read more
Hot on the heels of the developer release, Apple has pushed out iOS 9.1 Public Beta 3 to members of its Beta Software Program. The update is available as an over-the-air download on devices with the previous beta installed. Only a few details about t…read more
Want to upgrade to the production version of OS X El Capitan? Here’s how to go about doing it.
OS X El Capitan is here for the masses, and for beta users, that means a chance to once again live on the production software seed. The OS X El Capitan GM is a few version numbers behind the production software, so if you want the latest and greatest, here’s how to hop back on to the production train. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s a delta update, so you will have to download the full 6GB installer to proceed.
Remember: Always make sure you have a backup of your information before attempting any OS X upgrades, for safety’s sake.
- Launch the Mac App Store from your Dock (or by typing Command-Spacebar to launch Spotlight and then entering in App Store).
- Click on the Featured tab.
- When OS X launches, there should be a gigantic OS X El Capitan banner atop the Featured page. If you don’t see this, you can also go to the OS X El Capitan link under Quick Links and above Apps Made by Apple. Or you can click here for the direct link.
- Click the Download button underneath the OS X El Capitan icon.
- When the App Store asks if you’d like to continue, press Continue. The installer will then proceed to download.
- When the installer launches, go ahead and install it.
We’ll also have instructions for folks trying to roll back from the beta version of OS X 10.11.1 very soon.
Let us know in the comments and we’ll try to get you sorted out.
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The iPhone 6s isn’t waterproof, but that doesn’t mean that Apple didn’t put additional effort into protecting it from the elements. iFixit, known for its repair guides and device teardowns, opened up Apple’s latest phone once again to investigate its potential water resistance.
iFixit found adhesive around the iPhone 6s display, which they say wouldn’t have been necessary to keep the display attached. iFixit believes that it could function as a gasket, keeping liquid out, rather than keeping the display on. They also found that every cable connector on the logic board had a seal.
Every cable connector on the board—from the battery and display, to the Lightning port and buttons—is surrounded by what appears to be a tiny silicone seal. Those little connectors are the most vulnerable bits of the device—quick to short out and corrode during unplanned aquatic excursions. Apple filed a patent for waterproof silicone seals on board-to-board connectors just this past March. It appears this is one patent they’ve rapidly put into production.
All of this doesn’t make the phone waterproof. Other parts of the 6s, including power and volume buttons, have been redesigned to be waterproof, for instance. However, the added water resistance means that you might not have to get your phone repaired or replaced the next time you accidentally drop it in a sink.