Macgasm logo Macgasm Headline News Reader

  • Do Not Link, Roadtrip Mixtape, Yasu, The Met, Star Walk 2 Are Our Apps Of The Week

    19 September 2014, 6:03 pm by: Michael McConnell

    We know that some of you are still awaiting your preordered precious out there. The rest of you are likely penning your pans of iOS 8 and taking screenshots of UI imperfections. (I kid, I kid.) Regardless of what you’re doing, take a break and check out…
  • New ‘Tips’ App Brings iOS Help To Your Homescreen

    19 September 2014, 8:30 am by: Michael McConnell

    Apple seems to have gotten a bit more liberal with what they auto-load onto its iOS devices—and no, I’m not talking about that U2 album. When you upgraded to iOS 8, you probably noticed that a few more apps came along for the ride. Podcasts and…
  • iPhone Lines Start Early At Chicago’s Lincoln Park Apple Store (Photos)

    19 September 2014, 12:51 am by: Andrew Kunesh

    It’s the night before the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and lines have already formed at Apple Stores around the world. At Chicago’s Lincoln Park Apple Store, the line spans around the corner of the building as of Thursday evening, and has…
  • Worth Reading: The iPhone 6 Plus Is Not An iPad Nano

    18 September 2014, 9:50 pm by: Nick Mediati

    The iPhone 6 Plus may be useful as One Mobile Device to Rule Them All, but Jason Snell warns against getting a 6 Plus and expecting it to be a miniaturized iPad. It’s not: “When Apple announced the iPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 9, I entertained the idea that it…
  • How To Silence A Chatty Conversation In iOS 8’s Messages App

    18 September 2014, 8:06 pm by: Nick Mediati

    I am part of a group chat that a couple friends and I have had going for about a year (Hi guys!). As much as I enjoy bantering with them about the trials and tribulations of baseball season, there are times where I can’t be distracted by a constantly…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.9.5: Now You Can Update All The Things

    17 September 2014, 8:52 pm by: Nick Mediati

    As if iOS and Apple TV updates weren’t enough, Apple has unleashed the OS X 10.9.5 update unto an unsuspecting populace. Per Apple: The OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and…
  • Apple TV Software Gets A New Look, Beats Music Channel

    17 September 2014, 8:32 pm by: Nick Mediati

    As you update all your iOS devices today (or whenever you get to it), don’t forget to check Software Update on your Apple TV. Alongside iOS 8, Apple released a new version of the Apple TV system software, according to MacRumors. This latest software update…
  • iOS 8 Is Here, But You Really Should Wait (At Least A Little)

    17 September 2014, 2:11 pm by: Nick Mediati

    As you probably heard, iOS 8 is now available for you to download and install on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. But as exciting as it is to install a new OS on launch day, there are some good reasons to wait for a few days—or at least a few hours. Avoid…
  • 1Password For iOS Goes Free (For Now)

    17 September 2014, 2:50 am by: Andrew Kunesh

    Upgrading your phone?  You may as well upgrade your password manager while you’re at it. 1Password, the popular password management software for OS X, iOS, and Windows, is currently free for iOS. The app normally costs $18, and, according to the App…
  • Apple Extends Two-Factor Authentication To Cover iCloud.com

    16 September 2014, 6:05 pm by: Nick Mediati

    A couple weeks ago, when nude photos leaked from celebrities’ iCloud accounts dominated the headline, we pointed out that Apple’s two-factor authentication (or “two-step verification” in Apple’s parlance) didn’t actually apply to iCloud.com.…
  • This Video Shows Why You Should Treat Your Electronics With Respect

    16 September 2014, 4:28 pm by: Nick Mediati

    We curse at them, we use them, and when they fall on hard times, we toss em out as if they were garbage. Won’t somebody think of the electronics?!?   Bad Vibes by Michael Marczewski is a beautifully crafted—if somewhat graphic—animated short…
  • Microsoft’s Universal Mobile Keyboard Plays Nice With Windows, iOS, Android

    16 September 2014, 3:54 pm by: Nick Mediati

    Microsoft is no stranger to making keyboards—it’s made PC keyboards for many years—but it’s now making a push into cross-platform mobile keyboards. Case in point: The new Universal Mobile Keyboard is an $80 keyboard that works with iOS, Windows, and…
  • Yes, It’s OK To Be Annoyed Over The Free U2 Album

    15 September 2014, 9:36 pm by: Nick Mediati

    Peter Cohen over at iMore had some pretty scathing words directed at those who are upset over Apple giving all iTunes users a free copy of U2’s Songs of Innocence (via Daring Fireball): “Let me say at the outset that I’m pretty ambivalent about U2…
  • iPhone or Android Phone? The Final Word

    15 September 2014, 7:22 pm by: Nick Mediati

    It’s a question that’s been debated ad-nauseum for years in online forums: Which smartphone OS is better? The definitive answer to the ongoing smartphone platform debate comes our way via Matteo Lallone… Jesus, there, I fixed your freaking fanboy…
  • Worth Seeing: 195,000 iPhones In A Plane’s Cargo Hold

    15 September 2014, 4:16 pm by: Nick Mediati

    What does a plane full of iPhones look like? MacRumors Forums member goforblacksky published photos of pallets full of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shipments in the cargo hold of a 747 that flew from China to Anchorage, Alaska. Goforblacksky says he shipped 195,000…
  • Apple Now Lets You Remove Free U2 Album From Your iTunes Account

    15 September 2014, 2:30 pm by: Nick Mediati

    It seemed like a good idea at the time: Give every iTunes user a free copy of U2’s newest album Songs of Innocence, and have it magically appear in their iTunes libraries without any explanation. Wait. Never mind. That’s a terrible idea. Especially that…
  • Worth Reading: ‘On Death And iPods: A Requiem’

    12 September 2014, 5:38 pm by: Nick Mediati

    Mat Honan over at Wired wrote a thoughtful look at the cultural impact of the iPod Classic, and the demise of the venerable device: Apple keynotes weren’t such a big deal back then. Sure, they were great. Steve Jobs was already doing the things he would…
  • Say It In GIFs: An Animated GIF Keyboard For iOS 8 Is On Its Way

    12 September 2014, 4:42 pm by: Nick Mediati

    It seems that the animated GIF is the preferred method of communication for some (alongside cat memes, anyway). The folks behind the PopKey have something in the works for this crowd: an animated GIF keyboard for iOS 8. The new keyboard will let you pick…
  • iPhone 6 Preorders At A Record High, Apple Says

    12 September 2014, 2:24 pm by: Nick Mediati

    Apple had a little trouble with its online store early Friday as iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders began, and this morning we now know why: According to Re/code, customers ordered a “record number” of iPhones, and the company’s preorder allotment of the…
  • iPhone 6 Preorders Are Now On; Good Luck Actually Getting In [Updated]

    12 September 2014, 3:34 am by: Nick Mediati

    It’s just a little past midnight Pacific Time September 12th as I write this, which means that you can now place a preorder for an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus through Apple’s Online Store and hopefully have it in your hands on launch day, September 19th. Assuming…
  • Worth Reading: ‘Apple Watch: Asking Why And Saying No’

    11 September 2014, 6:26 pm by: Nick Mediati

    I’ve spent a fair amount of time the last couple days trying to digest where the Apple Watch fits in people’s lives, and it occurred to me that Apple never mentioned its rationale for making the Apple Watch. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who noticed:…
  • Samsung Takes Shots At Apple’s Mangled Livestream (Because Of Course It Would)

    11 September 2014, 3:04 am by: Nick Mediati

    You’ve gotta hand it to Samsung’s marketing folks: They are not only relentless, but fast. Case in point: This short video that mocks the issues many encountered when they tried to watch the livestream of Apple’s September 9th media event. The short…
  • Microsoft Was A Little Too Ahead Of Its Time With Smartwatches

    9 September 2014, 6:48 pm by: Nick Mediati

    Microsoft has a reputation for being a copycat and for being behind competitors. And while it is behind in some ways, in others, the company has historically been ahead of its competitors—sometimes to its detriment. Take, for instance, its early smartwatch…
  • Ikea Singapore Hawks Its Catalog With A Spot-On Spoof Of Apple Promo Videos

    4 September 2014, 9:15 am by: Nick Mediati

    I know, I know; parodies of Apple’s promotional videos are hardly a new thing, and some are better than others. Ikea Singapore put together one of the better spoofs in recent memory to promote the 2015 Ikea catalog. The video extolls the virtues of the…
  • What You Need To Know About Apple’s Two-Factor Authentication

    2 September 2014, 4:48 pm by: Nick Mediati

    By now, you’ve likely heard about how a hacker leaked revealing photos of celebrities onto the Internet, supposedly though Apple’s iCloud service. Apple now says that the leak did not result from a security vulnerability in iCloud, as was widely…
  • FBI, Apple Investigating Celebrity iCloud Hacks

    2 September 2014, 2:39 pm by: Andrew Kunesh

    NBC News reports that both the FBI and Apple are investigating the recent hacks of celebrity iCloud accounts, that in turn resulted in the leaking of nude photos to the internet. Both the FBI and Apple have released statements on the issue: with the FBI…
  • Apple Makes September 9th Event Official

    28 August 2014, 2:20 pm by: Andrew Kunesh

    Apple’s long-awaited September press event is on! Apple sent invitations to the press on Thursday for a media event that will take place on September 9th, 2014 at 10am. The invitation reads “Wish we could says more,” with an oversized Apple logo in the…
  • Instagram Releases Hyperlapse, A Modern Time-lapse Solution For Your iPhone

    26 August 2014, 11:57 am by: Joshua Schnell

    Don’t look now, there’s about to be a glut of new creative selfies on your Facebook timeline. Instagram has just released a new app “to capture high-quality time-lapse videos even while in motion.” Hyperlapse, the app in question, is already on the App…
  • 35,000 Fire Phones, That’s All Amazon Could Have Sold

    26 August 2014, 11:22 am by: Joshua Schnell

    Long in journalist crosshairs for failing to provide any real information on how many devices the company has sold, a third party has managed to reveal the truth about the Amazon Fire smartphone, and its sales. It’s looking like smartphone sales for…
  • Apple Pushes Two New Channels To Apple TV

    26 August 2014, 11:03 am by: Joshua Schnell

    Apple has pushed a couple more channels to the Apple TV today, an act that’s quickly becoming a common occurance. Today, the channels pushed to the Apple TV include the company’s latest iTunes Festival App, as well as a new Showtime Anytime offering. The…

Macgasm Actions

MacHash is your up to the minute Apple news reader. Continuously delivering the latest Apple, Mac and iOS headlines from the web's best sources in real time.

This page provides an easy way to scan, read and share the latest articles at Macgasm.

Free MacHash App for iOS
Get the App MacHash App