OS X turned 14 today— It was on March 24th, 2001, that Apple shipped the first commercial version of Mac OS X 10.0. It was a Saturday. It’s codename was Cheetah.
Fantastical 2 ups the ante for events in OS X — Fantastical isn’t for everyone, but this update is a big step forward. Apple’s calendar app for iOS and Mac OS X has moved through recent releases “from inconsistent, inadequate, and irritating to more or less just fine” (inGlenn Fleishman’s words – I’ve always been happy with it), the market for replacements grew and matured.
Fantastical for iOS, now in its second release, filled a gap there by not just presented a clean list and offering strong support for different calendar systems, but also its natural-language processing.
Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond — Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt — and possibly even Apple’s Lightning.
A new MagBytes out tonight — That’s right, all your tips and tricks for the month in one PDF.
Apple’s early 2015 MacBook Air confirmed to support 60Hz 4K external displays — While Apple says that its latest MacBook Air will officially support external monitors with resolutions up to 2,560-pixels-by-1,600-pixels, tests have shown that the slim portable can actually drive an external 4K display at a full 60Hz.
Boom 2 promise much better audio for 20% off — Crafted exclusively for OS X Yosemite and comes with audio boosting, full equalizer controls and cool effects for enhanced Mac audio. I bought it – with the discount it comes to NZ$14.99 and there’s a free trial.
Apple’s Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date — An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.