Apple CEO Tim Cook tonight announced that Apple will be donating to recovery and relief efforts for those in the Gulf Coast region who are located in the path of Hurricane Michael. Image via The Weather Channel Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida earlier today causing widespread devastation with winds up to 155 miles per hour. It is now making its way across Georgia and is expected to hit several states in…

Apple’s worldwide Mac shipments were down in the third quarter of 2018, according to new preliminary PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 4.9 million Macs, compared to 5.4 million in the third quarter of 2017 for an 8.5 percent drop. Apple’s market share also declined, dropping from 8 percent in 3Q17 to 7.3 percent in 3Q18. Gartner’s Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment…

Nearly a year and half ago, OWC was one of the first companies to launch a Thunderbolt 3 dock, offering over a dozen ports of various types to support a variety of accessories. While I loved the sheer number of the ports offered on the original version of the dock, there were some shortcomings, including a lack of any 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and only 60 watts of charging…

Apple is developing a new digital video service that will combine the company’s own subscription services and original television content with content from various media companies, reports CNBC. Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, CNBC says that Apple will provide Apple-owned and created content for free to customers who own devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, with the television shows housed in the company’s TV app. Apple already offers its…

Google today announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, which are designed to compete with Apple’s new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. MacRumors was in attendance at Google’s fall unveiling event and was able to get some hands-on time with the new devices, and we did a quick comparison to the iPhone XS Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The 5.5-inch…

Ultra popular farming simulation RPG Stardew Valley is set to expand to iOS devices starting on October 24, developer ConcernedApe announced today. For those unfamiliar with Stardew Valley, it’s an incredibly in-depth game where players take on the role of a character who takes over their grandfather’s small, failing farm, working to bring it back to prosperity by planting and tending crops, raising animals, and crafting goods to sell. It’s similar to…

Popular email app Spark was today updated to version 2.0.15, introducing support for Siri Shortcuts on iPhones and iPads running the iOS 12 update. Spark has introduced a number of different Shortcuts that can do things like compose an email, search email, or open a folder, with a list available from the release notes. – Open any folder: if you keep all your to-dos inside Pins, create a shortcut to this folder…

Apple’s newest crop of devices, the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR don’t have a Home button and feature new Side buttons with unique functionality, so Apple has introduced a new method for forcing a quick restart. It takes a unique combination of button presses to cause your iPhone to restart, and while it’s not immediately obvious, once you’ve learned the steps, a force restart is the quickest…

Following the release of iOS 12 on September 17, Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.41, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12 will no longer be able to downgrade to the iOS 11 operating system. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their…

The Google+ social network that Google introduced back in 2011 suffered a major data breach that Google opted not to disclose to the public, reports The Wall Street Journal. A Google+ software glitch provided outside developers with the ability to access private Google+ profile data from 2015 to March 2018. In the spring of this year, internal investigators discovered the issue and fixed it. The problem was caused by a bug in…