Jerry Seinfeld’s Mac in your browser — The Mac on Jerry’s desk in the iconic sitcom Seinfeld was little more than a set dressing, which meant viewers were on their own to imagine what was on that computer – until now. The clever crew at extremelygoodshit.com made a virtual version of Jerry’s Mac you can explore in your favourite web browser, complete with important documents, Jerry’s Web history (toothbrush STDs, anyone?), and more. If you check out Jerry’s Mac at work be sure to use your headphones because a Seinfeld-ish theme plays when the page first loads.
Apple steps up environmental efforts in China — The company’s assembly sites are keeping waste out of landfills, and its suppliers are moving toward renewable energies Apple steps up its environmental efforts in China.
Upcoming Macs could ditch the audio jack for Lightning and/or USB-C headphones and earbuds — At the company’s IDF Developer Conference in San Francisco, Intel pushed for mobile devices to ditch analogue audio and embrace digital headsets using USB-C. Yep. USB-C, not Lightning. And so it’s possible Macs will go the same route with all desktops and laptops adding Lightning ports, or perhaps Apple will promote USB-C headphones for its desktop and laptop line-up. We might see an ‘iMac Pro’ with an AMD Zen processor and True Tone display, and another rumour reckons on a Final Cut Pro X update and a revamped Mac Pro coming in October. [Yeah, whatever.]
Video of Apple’s Black Hat 2016 presentation now available — The full video of Apple’s presentation at this year’s Black Hat security conference has been posted to YouTube on Tuesday, offering viewers a deep dive into iOS security mechanisms, from backbone synchronization service iCloud to new systems like HomeKit.
Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit —Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.
Tim Cook sends letter to employees on third anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death — Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to Apple employees on Friday to honour the third anniversary of the passing of co-founder Steve Jobs, saying the late tech guru’s legacy lives on through their work.
Grading the rumours on Mac mini updates, iPad delays, and MacBook colours — Apple might update some of its products soon, or it might not. Here are some updates on these possible updates as update rumours come in.
How to use Apple Support Profile, and why — Apple rolled out the Activation Lock tool last week and it received a fair amount of press, but there’s another tool that’s also really useful which also needs attention. It’s the Apple Support Profile. You access this super useful page at http://supportprofile.apple.com, and all you have to do is log in using your Apple ID, and any hardware you’ve registered using that Apple ID will appear as if by magic. Kelly Guimont at Mac Observer explains it.
Cook says Apple working on products that ‘haven’t been rumored about yet’ [sic] — In an upcoming PBS interview with Charlie Rose, set to air Friday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the company’s current product lineup, Beats, Apple TV, Steve Jobs’ legacy and hints at new product categories that “no one knows about.”