2015 vs2017 iMac, Taiwan Apple Store crowds, Flash safely, Starcraft remastered


Apple’s 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac — Apple’s 5K iMacs have been extremely popular, especially with content creators, and this year’s hardware refresh packs in even more bang for the buck. If you’re trying to decide between buying the latest model, or a discounted late 2015, AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they compare.

Apple’s first Taiwan retail store opening draws overnight crowds — As scheduled, Apple on Saturday local Taiwan time opened the doors to Apple Taipei 101, the company’s latest retail outlet and first location in Taiwan.
Much like the recent Orchard Road Apple store opening in Singapore, customers formed a queue outside of Taipei’s tallest skyscraper overnight for a chance to experience the grand opening festivities.

Safely installing Flash updates — Steve Jobs disliked Flash so much (as a buggy malware vector) he utterly banned it from iPhone/iPad, causing  lengthy rift between Apple and Adobe. Unfortunately, Steve Jobs was right. If you really need Flash on your Mac, here’s how to install updates to it safely. If you get one of those Flash pop-ups, close out of it (without agreeing to install anything, force-quitting your browser if necessary), then head on over to System Preferences to check if what you saw was real. The Mac Observer has more.

Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with updated graphics, 4K support — Blizzard will ship StarCraft: Remastered for macOS on August 14, with the developer remaking the original game in the real-time strategy franchise with a number of updates to modernise the title, including a full graphical upgrade with support for 4K-resolution displays and backwards compatibility to the older, free version.

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