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Friday December 1, 2023
17:47If you missed it on Black Friday, the Apple Watch Series 9 is back to...
Macworld The Apple Watch Series 9 was on sale at Amazon over Black Friday for a new all-time low of $70 off, but if you missed it, it’s back: Amazon is selling the 41mm Apple Watch Series 9 for $329 and the 45mm Apple Watch Series 9 for $379 (after a coupon is applied), a savings of $70 each and the lowest price we’ve seen. ... Mac Central
16:47Apple warns billions of users of actively exploited zero-day...
Macworld In case you didn’t read the subhead, if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you need to update it right now. Apple has released iOS and iPadOS 17.1.2, macOS Sonoma 14.1.2, and Safari 17.1 for macOS Monterey and macOS Ventura to patch two extremely critical WebKit flaws affecting Safari on the Mac and every browser on the iPhone and iPad. ... Mac Central
16:11Apple Music is hosting an exclusive Taylor Swift event in NYC next...
Macworld Last month, Apple Music named Taylor Swift as the Artist of the Year for her “remarkable, record-breaking 2023,” but aside from a dedicated page to her music, there was very little fanfare. Now we know why: Apple Music has announced that Taylor Swift’s Eras: The Experience will take place in New York City on December 8-9. ... Mac Central
14:43Valve’s move to drop macOS High Sierra and Mojave could affect some...
Macworld Earlier this year, Valve’s Steam ended support for macOS 10.11 and 10.12, which came and went with few people noticing. But next year, Steam is making a change that more Mac users are likely to notice. According to the Steam Support blog, on February 15, Steam will stop supporting macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and 10. ... Mac Central
11:15The everything gift guide for iPhone users
Macworld When they already have the best phone on the planet, what do you buy an iPhone user this holiday season? We’re going to help you select the best iPhone gifts available. ... Mac Central
10:30Are there any surprises coming from Apple in December?
Macworld We don’t often see much in the way of new releases from Apple in December. We’ve been surprised before (AirPods Max were released on December 15) but there aren’t even any rumors of new hardware for the holidays. ... Mac Central
09:00Protect yourself online with OysterVPN, now only $39.99 for a lifetime ...
Macworld Over the past 20 years, hackers and other online troublemakers have breached more than 16 million accounts worldwide. So it’s no wonder that right now, one of every three internet users and nearly 95% of all organizations use a virtual private network (VPN) as a primary line of defense in protecting all their sensitive information online. ... Mac Central
08:00How to add an iCloud account for just email to the Mail app
Macworld It’s easy to wind up with multiple iCloud accounts. You could wind up using different accounts for different purposes or sets of machines and want to consolidate receiving email for all of them. Apple doesn’t offer an obvious way to add iCloud accounts just for email in the Mail app. (Any third-party app makes it easy. ... Mac Central
07:00Modernize your car or truck with this 10” touchscreen display for just ...
Macworld If you drive an old car, you probably enjoy the benefits of a more hands-on driving experience in a vehicle that’s easier to work on yourself. Of course, there are some downsides. Like none of the conveniences of a modern, smart-enabled vehicle linked to the web. ... Mac Central
Thursday November 30, 2023
19:25Apple releases macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 to fix exploited zero-day WebKit...
Macworld With macOS 14.2 still in beta, Apple has released macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 with a pair of critical security Safari updates. Apple only says 14.1.2 includes “important bug fixes and security updates,” but its security update page describes two patches for WebKit flaws that “may have been exploited. ... Mac Central
19:21iOS 17.1.2 is out now with two critical security updates
Macworld It’s time to update your iPhones and iPads! Apple has just released iOS and iPadOS 17.1.2, and while it doesn’t have any new features, it fixes a couple of very important WebKit security flaws. WebKit is the browser engine used by Safari but also every other iOS and iPadOS web browser, and any app that opens a “web view” for content. ... Mac Central
18:43Update Chrome on your Mac to fix this exploit already in the wild
Macworld As we wait for iOS 17.2 to arrive and bring bug fixes and security updates to our Mac, Google has a critical update for the Chrome browser on the Mac to patch several security flaws, at least one of which exists in the wild. According to Google’s Chrome Releases blog, the latest Stable channel update for the Mac desktop browser (119.0.6045. ... Mac Central
15:56Best Mac for gaming
Macworld It’s something of a running joke among Windows users that Macs are rubbish for gaming. Traditionally the Mac hasn’t been considered a great choice for gaming. There are Macs that can play games well, but they are generally much more expensive than the equivalent PC. ... Mac Central
12:42New iPad Air: All the rumors about Apple’s iPad Air 6th generation
Macworld The iPad Air was last updated in March 2022 and rumors suggest that the arrival of a new model (or two!) could be coming soon. Here’s all we know so far about the 6th generation iPad Air. An Apple event took place on October 30, but there were no new iPads at that event. ... Mac Central
11:42Apple highlights ‘purpose-driven missions’ with 2023 App Store Award...
Macworld With the end of the year approaching, Apple has been highlighting the best of 2023. First was Apple Music, then Podcasts and Books, all leading up to the biggest award of all: the App Store. Apple has announced the winners of its 2023 App Store Award for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, and many of them are familiar faces. ... Mac Central
11:15This adorable retro Mac would be perfect if it didn’t run Windows
Macworld We here at Macworld don’t usually write about Windows PCs, but we’re making an exception today—a company called Ayaneo is shipping a mini PC that looks exactly like a retro Mac from 1984—disc drive, rainbow logo, and all. ... Mac Central
10:30How Apple can take on Amazon—and win
Macworld Upon seeing this week’s announcement from Apple promoting the top titles of the year from Apple Books, along with a new Year in Review feature, I had likely the same thought as many: “Apple still cares about selling ebooks?” To be fair, you can’t blame the company for being gun-shy. ... Mac Central
09:3910 Free Reverse Phone Number Lookup Sites (No Charge)
Macworld Nowadays, receiving calls from unknown numbers can often make us hesitant to answer, and for good reason. These days, it is not uncommon to be pestered by telemarketers, scammers, catfishers, or even spammers. However, phone numbers are now utilized for various purposes online. Therefore, we can use reliable reverse phone lookup sites to uncover the identity of the caller. ... Mac Central
07:00Save more than $200 on Rosetta Stone for Cyber Monday
Macworld If you want to learn a new language next year, now’s the time to get your studying squared away. As part of our Cyber Monday deals, we’re offering one of the best discounts you’ll find on the award-winning language learning software, Rosetta Stone. Through December 3, you can get it for more than half off. ... Mac Central
Wednesday November 29, 2023
16:30Apple devices vulnerable to new Bluetooth security hole attack
Macworld The academic research institution Eurecom has discovered security holes in the Bluetooth wireless standard that could allow a threat agent to impersonate devices and set up man-in-the middle attacks. The holes have been in several versions of the Bluetooth protocol, including the current 5.4 version, as well as the 5. ... Mac Central
16:00Best iPad for seniors 2023-2024
Macworld If you’re an older user looking to pick up an iPad or someone wanting to gift an Apple tablet to Grandad or Grandma, which is the best iPad to choose? There’s a fair selection in the current Apple catalog, from the diminutive iPad mini all the way up to the incredibly powerful (not to mention very expensive) iPad Pro. ... Mac Central
14:05Rumor claims Apple’s in-house 5G modem project is dead before arrival
Macworld Ever since Intel abandoned its plans to develop a 5G modem and sold the remnants of the team to Apple in 2019, Apple has been working on its own modem in an effort to ditch Qualcomm’s hold over the cellular capabilities of its products. The project has been saddled with delays and now a new rumor claims Apple may have scrapped the whole thing. ... Mac Central
11:13Who Called Me From This Phone Number? 10 Ways to Find Out!
Macworld Receiving calls from unknown numbers is a recurring theme that can often be quite aggravating to deal with, especially since most of them tend to be from pranksters and telemarketers. However, the fact remains that some calls may be important, which raises the question, how can you truly distinguish the real from the fake? The answer is simple. ... Mac Central
10:30What’s in store for the Mac in 2024? A whole lot of nothing
Macworld 2023 ended up being a good year for the Mac, thanks to the somewhat surprising introduction of the M3 series of chips and the launch of the 15-inch MacBook Air. But what about next year? What will happen to the Mac lineup in 2024? Well, it looks like not a whole lot. ... Mac Central
09:00These conduction headphones are just $23 for Cyber Monday
Macworld In the market for a new set of headphones? Right now is a great time to shop because our Cyber Deals include these Open-Ear Conduction Stereo Wireless Headphones which will help you stay aware of your surroundings and enjoy a more comfortable listening experience. Through December 3, you can get them for more than $50 off at just $22.97. ... Mac Central
07:00AI Resume Builder will help you find a better job and it’s an extra...
Macworld If you’re thinking it may be time for a new job, you’re going to need to revisit your resume. And if you want to get it right this time, you’ll enjoy the help of AI Resume Builder. This powerful, intuitive tool leverages AI processes to help you make the perfect resume that will beat ATS systems to rise to the top of the pile. ... Mac Central
00:01Apple is breaking up with Goldman Sachs, leaving Apple Card fate in...
Macworld According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple has requested to end its partnership with Goldman Sachs on all consumer-facing financial services. That means Apple Card and the newer Apple Card Savings accounts. ... Mac Central
Tuesday November 28, 2023
20:35iOS 17.2 will finally let you customize your iPhone’s main alert sound
Macworld If you don’t like the default notification sound on your iPhone, tough luck. Apple hasn’t provided any means of changing it going back as far as we can remember–thus the iPhone’s long-standing ascending three-note sound has become somewhat synonymous with smartphone notifications. ... Mac Central
16:54Can you solve the case of the mysteriously reoccurring iPhone alarm?
Macworld On TikTok, angelegsofia has had a problem with her iPhone for the past five years. Every morning, at 9:25 a.m., an alarm goes off, and while she can stop the alarm, she can’t figure out how to turn off the alarm completely. The Clock app doesn’t show an entry for 9:25 a.m. Yet, every day, it goes off like, well, clockwork. ... Mac Central
15:35PC Matic Review: Don’t bother
Macworld At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsSuperShield feature offers a good layer of protection against viruses and malwareCustomizable blacklists and whitelists allow for tailored protection from questionable applicationsStandard license covers up to devices, including smartphones and tabletsRare non-subscription ‘Lifetime package’ optionConsClunky user interface lacks ... Mac Central
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Friday December 1, 2023
18:56Cherry Audio Releases Free Synthesizer Expander Module
In celebration of the 2023 holiday season and Cherry Audio's fifth year, the company has released the free Synthesizer Expander Module, a virtual instrument plugin based... Read More KVR Audio
17:00Orange Tree Samples releases "Flute Flight" for Kontakt Player with...
Orange Tree Samples has released Flute Flight, a sample library featuring piccolo, concert flute, alto flute, and bass flute, powered by Native Instruments' Kontakt Player.... Read More KVR Audio
09:48discoDSP updates OB-Xd, their Oberheim based synth, to version 3.0
discoDSP has announced the release of OB-Xd Synthesizer Version 3.0, a significant update to their popular synthesizer that brings a host of advanced features and improvements... Read More KVR Audio
Thursday November 30, 2023
14:49Punk Labs releases OneTrick Urchin - Drum synth modeling lo-fi beats
Punk Labs has announced the release of OneTrick Urchin, a hybrid drum synth modeling gritty lo-fi beats without sampling. Available as a CLAP, VST3 and Audio Unit plugin for Linux, Windows... Read More KVR Audio
14:09Foleysoft releases "Foleysoft Footsteps" Sample Library for Kontakt...
Foleysoft has announced the availability of Foleysoft Footsteps Here's what they say: Foleysoft is making big strides into creating realistic foley footsteps... Read More KVR Audio
13:24Psytrance Plugins and beatassist.eu release free Samplur PROEffects...
Psytrance Plugins and beatassist.eu have discontinued all their current effects (VOKX Pack, XMS Pack, Revoc 2, MacPack and Bafex Studio) and replaced them with Samplur PROEffects, a free... Read More KVR Audio
13:00Aurally Sound update Song Master to v3.1 and Lyric support
Aurally Sound has updated Song Master to version 3.1. For this release, Aurally Sound now provide tools for importing and downloading lyrics, editing and synchronizing lyrics... Read More KVR Audio
Wednesday November 29, 2023
12:15Toontrack updates EZkeys to v2.0.3 and releases Metal Mix Buses EZmix...
Toontrack has updated EZkeys to v2.0.3 and released Metal Mix Buses, a new expansion for EZmix 2. Changes in EZkeys 2.0.3: General: 'Notifications' are a new type of... Read More KVR Audio
11:09PSPaudioware updates free PSP stepDelay to v1.0.1
PSPaudioware released PSP stepDelay, a free plugin for macOS and Windows, at the end of October and has just updated it to v1.0.1. PSP stepDelay (former PSP CM Delay) is a... Read More KVR Audio
10:50Fracture Sounds releases "Petrichor: Earthy Winds" and free ...
Fracture Sounds has released Petrichor: Earthy Winds in collaboration with composer and sample library creator Dan Keen. It is their first collaboration since their Woodchester... Read More KVR Audio
10:01ZenDAW releases Elysea for Decent Sampler - Organic & Intricate...
ZenDAW has announced the release of Elysea, a new Decent Sampler instrument featuring 'organic and intricate soundscapes bursting with inspiration'. Elysea is a versatile instrument... Read More KVR Audio
08:54Stargate DAW updated to 23.12.1
Stargate DAW has updated their all-in-one Stargate DAW and plugin suite for Windows, macOS and Linux, to 23.12.1. The latest release features: Tracks: Move the plugins... Read More KVR Audio
Tuesday November 28, 2023
19:00Lese updates free Codec & Sweep plugins with new features
Lese Audio Technologies has updated their free effects plugins Codec and Sweep to add new features and fix bugs. Here is an excerpt from the blog post: Our two... Read More KVR Audio
15:28Audio Modeling & GPU Audio Partner to Accelerate SWAM Product Line
Audio Modeling and GPU Audio have announced a partnership aimed at enhancing the capabilities of Audio Modeling's SWAM (Synchronous Waves Acoustic Modeling) product line through the integration... Read More KVR Audio
15:18Youlean updates Youlean Loudness Meter 2 to v2.5.5 BETA
Youlean has updated Youlean Loudness Meter to version 2.5.5 BETA, which brings some bug-fixes. Changes in V2.5.5: Added 49 new channel configuration options. Added a... Read More KVR Audio
15:16Audiolatry releases RetroSynth and RetroSynth Lite (Free) virtual...
Audiolatry has announced the release of RetroSynth and RetroSynth Lite, two new virtual instrument plugins for Windows and macOS. RetroSynth is a straightforward... Read More KVR Audio
14:45BunkerNoise updates BitLoser to v1.2
BunkerNoise has released version 1.2 of BitLoser. Changes: Now you can use an LFO with a random waveform, making modulations unpredictable and very interesting. The Dry/Mix... Read More KVR Audio
11:40Klanghelm releases TENS and TENS jr. Studio Spring Reverb Plugins
Klanghelm has announced their first reverb-plugin, TENS after 3.5 years in development. TENS has been modeled after a range of high-end studio spring reverbs... Read More KVR Audio
08:08Valhalla DSP releases ValhallaSupermassive v3.0 - Free Reverb Plugin
Valhalla DSP has released version 3.0.0 of the free, multi KVR Readers' Choice Awards winner, ValhallaSupermassive reverb plugin, featuring two new reverb/delay modes, Leo And Virgo. These... Read More KVR Audio
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Wednesday November 29, 2023
21:20MellowMuse releases Melodica v2.1
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Winds: Melodica is a polyphonic AUv3 instrument for iPhone and iPad. It features a configurable keyboard, reverb and delay effects and selectable keyboard or breath mode. The arrow keys shift the keyboard up or down by one octave. It can also be played using an... 440Software
13:10XU LIU releases Solfeggio Training v5.0.11
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: If you are/have a child who is practicing music or playing instrument, this APP is very useful for Music Foundation Training. Sight Singing and Ear Training are included in this APP, where rhythm and melody dictation are both supported: 1. It... 440Software
05:20Mikhail Motyzhenkov releases TrueMetronome v3.9
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: This metronome app is created by a musician for musicians. Almost all metronome apps boast about their accuracy, but users with sensitive hearing notice inaccurate beats all the time. It used to be impossible to create a perfectly accurate metronome on a mobile... 440Software