A guide to using Travel Time in Calendar on iPhone and Mac

Travel Time is a nifty addition to Apple’s Calendar, capable of precisely estimating the duration of your upcoming trip based on parameters such as milage and traffic. Used properly, it can notably ease some of your daily scheduling woes, but Continue reading A guide to using Travel Time in Calendar on iPhone and Mac

Apple seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 and watchOS 3.2 beta 7

Apple on Monday seeded an eighth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and a seventh beta of watchOS 3.2 to its registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program. Both macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 (build 16E192b) and watchOS 3.2 Continue reading Apple seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 and watchOS 3.2 beta 7

Tim Cook: we have great desktops in our roadmap

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Apple has “great desktops” in its roadmap, CEO Tim Cook said in a recent posting to an employee message board. TechCrunch has the transcript, where Cook fields a question regarding whether or not Mac desktops are still strategic for Apple. The comments Continue reading Tim Cook: we have great desktops in our roadmap

Video converter Handbrake exits beta after 13 years

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In a better-late-than-never move, the free cross-platform video converter Handbrake has finally hit version 1.0. The app had been languishing in beta for more than thirteen years. Handbrake 1.0, a free download for Mac, Windows, Ubuntu and other platforms, lets you convert videos easily Continue reading Video converter Handbrake exits beta after 13 years

New fitness-focused Apple Watch ad challenges you to close your Activity rings

Apple’s official YouTube channel was refreshed Saturday with a new advertisement for Apple Watch Series 2, challenging viewers to close their Activity rings by moving more, having some exercise and standing up every 50 minutes for a bit. The firm also shared Continue reading New fitness-focused Apple Watch ad challenges you to close your Activity rings

How to pair your Bluetooth headphones or speakers with your Apple Watch

At iDB we strive to offer a comprehensive and deep catalogue of tutorials for readers of all skill levels, which is the reason why a brief workshop on pairing your wireless earbuds or external Bluetooth speakers is still in order. If you Continue reading How to pair your Bluetooth headphones or speakers with your Apple Watch

Want podcasts on your Apple Watch? There’s finally an app for that

The ability to store and play podcasts on Apple Watch is one of many features advocated for regarding future watchOS updates, but so far it has fallen on deaf ears at Apple. With the cries for podcasts on Watch slowly Continue reading Want podcasts on your Apple Watch? There’s finally an app for that

Twelve South’s ActionSleeve puts Apple Watch in a better spot for some sporting activities

Twelve South recently released their new Apple Watch-oriented armband called the ActionSleeve, which relocates the Apple Watch to the upper arm for certain activities, such as rigorous sports, where the wrist isn’t the ideal place to have it. In this Continue reading Twelve South’s ActionSleeve puts Apple Watch in a better spot for some sporting activities

How to disable automatic software updates on Apple TV

Your Apple TV can automatically install new updates when they’re available. I like to keep this option disabled to avoid potential problems that may occur with a major firmware update. I would typically postpone updating until I had a chance Continue reading How to disable automatic software updates on Apple TV