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  • Hands On: Final Draft Writer 2.0 (iOS)

    39m
    Now that Final Draft has come to the iPhone –– in form of Final Draft Writer 2.0 –– you could in theory write the next Hollywood blockbuster on your phone. You won't. Nobody will. What you could well do is make changes and as any screenwriter would…
  • Daily Deals: iPad Air 2, Xbox One Assassins Creed Bundle, Monitors

    43m
    Welcome to Daily Deals, where we search the Internet to find sales, discounts, bundles, and offers on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. The usual recap of still-active deals comes after the new wave…
  • Google I/O: Google Photos available today on Android, iOS

    1h
    At today's Google I/O keynote, the search giant unveiled Google Photos. The new service by the company allows Web-based users, as well as Android and iOS device owners a file repository and discovery utility for unlimited 16MP photos, and 1080p videos, for…
  • Hands On: Transcriptions 1.1 (OS X)

    2h
    We start the day thankful. We're running this Summer Project about researching, writing and publishing books and in looking up a link for you in it, we found that one of our favorite software tools has been seriously updated. We've no clue how we missed it,…
  • Amazon same-day delivery adds free option for Amazon Prime members

    4h
    Amazon has modified its same-day delivery service, expanding the utility for Amazon Prime members. Starting today, Amazon Prime members in select areas will be able to order from a million-strong catalog, and receive free same-day delivery if the order exceeds…
  • Apps: PopChar, iFFmpeg, Picasa

    4h
  • Hands On: D3lta 2.0.1 (iOS)

    11:05am
    Geometric designs are "in" right now, and being popularized in clothing styles, jewelery, website designs, artwork, and more. Just about everything that can feature geometric designs can and will, and it's the benchmark of being on the forefront of trendy. We…
  • Avago buys chip supplier Broadcom in $37 billion deal

    11:04am
    Avago Technologies Limited and Broadcom Corporation today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Avago will acquire Broadcom in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion. Upon completion of the…
  • MacKeeper developers facing class action suit, $2M payout proposed

    10:33am
    ZeoBit, the developers of MacKeeper are facing a class action suit, alleging that not only did the "utility" not function as advertised, but was deceptively marketed. Under a proposed settlement, the company will deposit $2 million into a fund to reimburse…
  • MacNN Deals: Cases to make your iPhone 6 more useful

    9:47am
    Every day, along with our regular Daily Deals post, we are going to showcase some of the offers available on our own MacNN Deals site. Today, we're discussing cases for iPhones that add more than just protection, including the ability to replace a wallet with…
  • The MacNN Podcast, episode 16: Money (and Touch ID) changes everything

    8:20am
    Thanks to a combination of the Memorial Day weekend in the US (and bank holiday long weekend in the UK) along with continent-spanning long travel days for your MacNN editor, the process of putting the final touches on this week's episode of the growing-nicely…
  • Hands On: Pixelmator for iPhone 2.0.1

    8:20am
    Where was this yesterday? We were in our car –– properly and correctly in a car park, we would never edit photographs on the Interstate –– and needed to do a tiny bit of work on an image that we'd forgotten to do earlier. Sometimes it's very handy…
  • Hands On: Til Morning's Light 1.0.1 (iOS, Android)

    8:00am
    So, unlike our game from Amazon Game Studios (Lost Within), we didn't call Todd and ask him to keep us company as we played Til Morning's Light, but the story here is still pretty horrific. The game sits firmly in the classic survival horror genre of exploring…
  • Lenovo takes on Chromecast with own Cast streaming device

    7:50am
    Lenovo has revealed it is taking on the Google Chromecast with its own media sharing device. The Lenovo Cast is a compact round disc measuring 70mm (2.8 inches) in diameter and 15mm (0.6 inches) high, making it larger than Google's device, and it offers a few…
  • Game Replay: Game UK Splatoon robbery, new Evolve arena mode

    Wed 11:58pm
    Welcome to the Game Replay, the twice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN and Electronista. In today's edition, a robbery of a game retailer causes issues for Nintendo's UK Splatoon launch, a new arena mode has been added to Evolve,…
  • Pointers: Summer Project E-publishing -- part one, introduction

    Wed 11:48pm
    Self-publishing -- once known as the "vanity press" -- has been around for decades. If you had a burning desire to be a published author, but mysteriously the conventional literary "mafia" couldn't see the value in your heartbreaking work of staggering genius,…
  • Briefly: Roboto font now open source, Amazon ebook changes

    Wed 5:36pm
    Roboto, the font used throughout Android, Chrome OS, and a number of other Google products has been made open source. Originally released under the Apache license as part of Android 4.0 in 2011, Google has now made it, and the toolchain used for its creation,…
  • OWC adds 8TB Ultrastar He8 hard drive to iMac upgrade stable

    Wed 4:44pm
    Mac upgrade vendor OWC announced today that Apple iMac owners can now upgrade their iMac to 8.0TB of storage while maintaining correct system fan control with the OWC in-line digital thermal sensor. The new drive option extends the iMac upgrade path and…
  • Daily Deals: Toshiba 65-inch HDTV, 1TB and 2TB external drives

    Wed 3:25pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for offers, sales, discounts, and bundles on hardware and software for you, the discerning reader. A mid-week recap of still-active deals follows, along with a…
  • CBS CEO: Discussions with Apple over streaming an 'ongoing discussion'

    Wed 2:46pm
    CBS CEO Les Moonves, speaking at the Code Conference, all but confirmed Apple's television service. Citing a meeting held with Apple media chairman Eddy Cue, the broadcast TV executive said that CBS would "probably" sign a deal with Cupertino, as they are…
  • Hands On: Fusion 1.0.0 (iOS)

    Wed 10:04am
    If you're a fan of photography, chances are you probably know what HDR photos are. If you're not, let us key you in. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range imaging, and it's been around for a while. It compiles three images, one over-exposed, one under-exposed, and…
  • Malicious Unicode Messages string responsible for iPhone crashing

    Wed 9:10am
    A new iOS bug has manifested itself, allowing for malicious senders to remotely crash an iPhone. A very specific string of Arabic text can be used, which triggers a flaw in unicode handling, which will lock up Messages, induce phone restarts if locked, and can…
  • Crowdfunding Critic: Flare Audio headphones and earphones

    Wed 8:52am
    Welcome to Crowdfunding Critic, an occasional post that arises every so often, whenever we find something on one of the many crowdfunding efforts that may be worth your time, and possibly your money. None of the projects featured in this series of posts pay us…
  • Hands On: Edjing Pro 1.0.9 (iOS)

    Wed 8:35am
    DJs have been mixing their magic on turntables and large, expensive basement studio setups for decades at this point, bringing us incredible mashups and original songs. However, there's no reason that DJs should be chained to heavy, expensive equipment when a…
  • Living with: Drafts 4 (iOS)

    Wed 8:35am
    Woke up one morning -- dah da dah duh -- with an entire short play in my head. As you do. I would like to tell you that I picked up my iPad, opened Drafts 4 and wrote the whole thing in one go because that is what I should have done. Instead, as much of a fan…
  • Hands On: iKlip Grip

    Tue 6:28pm
    While IK Multimedia is perhaps better known for the audio software it creates, the past few years has seen the company growing more and more into the mobile accessory space. Products like the iRig, iRig Mic HD, and iLoud have given the company a reputation for…
  • Apple replaces flawed discoveryd in new OS X 10.10.4 beta release

    Tue 6:27pm
    Apple has replaced the controversial discoveryd networking routine with the older mdnsresponder in the latest beta of OS X, released today. In our brief testing with the beta, we had all of our sporadic networking issues resolved on an afflicted MacBook Pro…
  • Hands On: Kindo 1.0.1 (iOS)

    Tue 5:30pm
    Kindo by Space Bears is a two player board game where the players take over spaces in an attempt to capture the King of their opponent. The developers describe it as a "fresh new medieval board game", which sounds odd; it's a pretty good description. The style…
  • Apple Game Roundup: Telltale comes to GOG, Pac-Man turns 35, more

    Tue 5:17pm
    On Tuesdays and Fridays, MacNN takes a few minutes to round up important goings-on in the Mac and iOS gaming world. In today's entry we look at the Telltale Games collection coming to GOG, the 35th anniversary update to Pac-Man for iOS, the latest Overwatch…
  • Daily Deals: $150 500GB Samsung SSD, Acer monitor, GoPro bundle

    Tue 4:37pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the weekday post where we search for discounts, offers, sales, and bundles on hardware, software, and gadgets for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. A recap of the still-active three-day weekend's deals follows after the…
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