How Apple’s Startup Security Utility and Secure Boot works

With the appearance of the fancy new iMac Pro, Apple has also added some new startup options available exclusively on this model. If you’re a new owner, here’s how the new Startup Security Utility works at providing enhanced protection against people who might gain physical access to your computer. It’s available only through macOS Recovery, Apple’s current name for the mini-operating system on a separate … Continue reading How Apple’s Startup Security Utility and Secure Boot works

This week’s top stories: Apple’s Q1 earnings, Woz’s gripe with the iPhone X, Mario Kart for iOS, and more

In this week’s top stories: Steve Wozniak explains the one big problem he was with the iPhone X, Apple reports its Q1 2018 earnings amid growing concern from investors and supply partners, new Macs and iPads coming this year, Nintendo announces its next mobile game and more. Read on for all this week’s news… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover This week, Apple officially reported its … Continue reading This week’s top stories: Apple’s Q1 earnings, Woz’s gripe with the iPhone X, Mario Kart for iOS, and more

Apple’s Phil Schiller on HomePod: We Want to Create a New Kind of Music Experience in the Home That Sounds Incredible

Over the weekend, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller did a quick fifteen minute interview with Sound & Vision, where he once again explained some of the technology behind the HomePod, shed some light on why Apple ultimately decided to create an in-home speaker, and explained how the HomePod will stand out among other smart speakers on the market. Schiller believes that Apple is in a … Continue reading Apple’s Phil Schiller on HomePod: We Want to Create a New Kind of Music Experience in the Home That Sounds Incredible

The ‘Root’ of all Evil with Apple’s macOS

Apple’s macOS recently came under fire after an update revealed that it’s possible to log in as “root” – for full administrative privileges – without typing in any password for authentication. Since it’s a Unix-based operating system, average users don’t have full administrative privileges when performing regular tasks, such as browsing or editing documents. However, a “root” user has the highest level of privilege, meaning … Continue reading The ‘Root’ of all Evil with Apple’s macOS

Apple’s AirPlay 2 Technology Explained

 Background AirPlay 2 is an extension of the original AirPlay technology that allows for wireless audio streaming to multiple devices, called multi-room playback. It utilizes enhanced buffering to eliminate latency and provides for multi-device control from either iOS, tvOS or macOS. Originally, AirPlay was introduced in 2010 and provided for wireless audio and video streaming from iOS devices to, say, an Apple TV. Later, macOS … Continue reading Apple’s AirPlay 2 Technology Explained