Tim Cook email claims Mac mini ‘important part’ of Apple’s product matrix — In response to an email concerned about the future of the Mac mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded that the Mac mini will continue – but didn’t share any specifics about the product’s future. “I’m glad you love your mini – we love it too …”
There have been no credible rumours about the Mac mini in some time. The 2014 Mac mini was generally regarded as a down-grade from the 2012 model, with the entry-level model seeing a slower processor than the predecessor but granted a price cut, plus it had quad-core i7 processors completely stricken from the line.
Observer, a cyberpunk horror game, coming to the Mac on October 24 — Observer, the cyberpunk horror game developed by Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fears, is officially coming to Mac on October 24, according to Mac Gamer HQ. Both Mac and Linux versions will be available on Steam.
How to use ‘unsupported’ Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra — Even using the “universal” USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won’t connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here’s how to get them to talk to your MacBook Pro or iMac. [I don’t recommend this.]
Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on October 19 — Popular media consumption application Elmedia Player and downloading tool Folx were both briefly infected with the Proton malware strain, with most installers of the software on Oct. 19 now infected.
Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections — I reviewed this last week, now other reviews are appearing: Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has unveiled a new display-oriented accessory, with the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter able to add two 4K-capable video outputs to a MacBook Pro or iMac while using up only one Thunderbolt 3 port.
Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary “Give Me Future” — In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first US President to visit Cuba in 88 years, marking an easing of political tension between the world power and the small island republic. That same month, electronic music group Major Lazer self funded the first major Cuban-American concert in Havana, an event that drew nearly half a million attendees.
Major Lazer’s historic experience, from planning to performance, was captured on film in the documentary Give Me Future. The film, which debuted to praise at the Sundance Film Festival, will be available to stream on Apple Music on November 17.
ProVUE Development releases Panorama X database for macOS — ProVUE Development has released Panorama X, a general purpose database system for Macs. It sports a 64-bit RAM based database engine and universal multi-level Undo.