Hey, remember desktop computing? No? Well, neither does Twitter, apparently. Their Mac app received an update today, giving it a few tricks we’ve already been taking advantage of for mobile. That is, of course, if you’ve not moved onto a third-party app already.
That’s one whopper of a display panel there, folks, but it’s certainly a possibility in rumors that’ve appeared pre-launch for OS X Yosemite. The OS X Yosemite Beta builds released to testers thus far include references to 4096 × 2304, 5760 × 3240, and 6400 x 3600 pixel displays, and we have heard that Apple could be releasing far more densely-packed desktop machines in the near future.
Apple’s Mac Mini may be seeing an update this fall, according to sources. An expected October event, at which Apple is believed to introduce new Mac hardware an iPads, may end up rolling in a new Mini as well. The little Mac device some have written off may be coming back in a big way.
The Bash Bug - also going by the nickname "Shellshock" - has been discovered this week and identified as a serious threat to computers of all kinds around the world. The vulnerability exists inside Bash, an element inside operating systems like Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix.
There’s a "Smart" for every kind of piece of equipment you own these days - why not a smart bag? Phorce Pro suggests that they’re the first to this market, bringing a bag that tells you how much battery life it’s carrying. The battery it carries also powers your devices - up to three of them at once.
Google's Chrome team is on a roll this week. Just after rolling out the stable version of 64-bit Chrome for Windows, they are doing the same for Mac users, though this time still in Beta form. But beta users, on Mac or otherwise, are all in a for treat as Google announced a new "Guest Mode" feature for the browser.
There’s a game out there called Super World Karts, one made in the "16-bit era" of games, ready to roll with an "indie" cast of characters in Steam Greenlight mode. Of course there’s also a Kickstarter. And of course it works for Windows, OS X, and OUYA - with more platforms on the way.
Those of you that enjoy changing the theme for your smartphone on a daily basis will appreciate what the folks behind Elementary OS are trying to do. They’re not trying to be your "Monday" theme, but your next operating system - and they’re trying to do it with Linux tied to an aesthetic that’s a cross between Chrome OS and Apple’s OS X.
It would appear that Apple’s acquisition of Beats by Dre, aka Beats Electronics, aka Beats Music, has been finalized. With it comes a message from Beats, likely written by a top wordsmith from Apple. It sounds that way, anyway, bringing on words that deem Beats headphones worthy of sitting alongside the iPod, iPad, and iPhone as Apple’s key "instruments."
This week it’s been tipped that Apple’s media content parters - or prospective parters - for the Apple TV are "dragging their heels." This means no Apple TV release inside of the year 2014, and it means the Apple TV box that’s already on the market will stay there.