macOS Stories February 13

‘Lockdown’ open source firewall app leaps from iOS to Mac, blocks app and website trackers for free

Lockdown launched last summer as the first open source firewall for iOS to block website and app trackers and it runs completely on-device. Now Lockdown has arrived for Mac as a free app.

macOS Stories February 12

Following the release of the Front and Center window management app last month, John Siracusa is back with another Mac app today. SwitchGlass for macOS brings a dedicated application switcher with a variety of different customization options to macOS.

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macOS Stories January 25

If you play Rocket League via Steam on your Mac, you’ll soon have to make the switch to Windows or give up most of the online features. The studio behind the hit game has announced today that it’s dropping macOS and Linux support starting in March.

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macOS Stories January 13

Earlier today, we reported on evidence within the latest macOS 10.15.3 beta that suggests Apple is working on a “Pro Mode” feature to boost performance on portable Macs. This feature would essentially boost your Mac’s performance at the cost of things like battery life and fan noise.

While I’d love to see this feature come to macOS, something I’d also like to see in tandem with it is a Low Power Mode, focused on extending MacBook battery life.

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macOS Stories January 12

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macOS Catalina introduces a brand new app from Apple called Find My. The app is the Mac version of two apps that started on the iPhone and iPad: Find My iPhone and Find My Friends.

Starting with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple merged the two location sharing apps into Find My. The new Find My app works on macOS Catalina for location sharing and device tracking without iCloud.com.

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macOS Stories January 10

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Photos and videos are some of our most precious digital data that we never want to lose. That’s why macOS Catalina includes the Photos app with a built-in service for backing up your photo library. iCloud Photos is the easiest way to manage your personal photo library.

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