Safari 14 added WebExtensions support. So where are the extensions?

Library Extension helps you find library books, but it doesn’t work on Safari–yet. At WWDC 2020, Apple announced it was going to support Chrome-style browser extensions (the WebExtensio… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 1 day ago

Major spoilers for the Mac in 2021 ↦

If you like to be surprised about what new products Apple is planning, you might want to avert your eyes. On Friday there were two major reports about Apple’s forthcoming Mac plans. First off… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 1 day ago

Apple TV+ website gets better ↦

Apple has tidied up the Apple TV+ website, according to Benjamin Mayo of 9to5Mac: As of today’s overhaul, the new TV+ website homepage features the same featured header that you see in the Apple TV… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

Export your Apple Notes in bulk (Member Post)

I’m an avid user of Apple’s Notes app: it’s where I keep all my random jottings, from ideas for books to thoughts for podcasts I’m recording, and pretty much everything in b… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

6C Podcast: January 14, 2021

A pirate’s life–and little laptops–for us. Also, AirTags stalkers and Fitness+ possibilities. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

(Podcast) The Rebound 324: Flash Is Dumb

The one where Lex walks out. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 381: White Chocolate’s Not Real Chocolate

Yet another leak of Apple’s tracking fobs, who should moderate online content, good password hygiene, and Spotify’s podcast listeners. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

We’ll take our leave and go ↦

Clayton Ashley of Polygon can help explain why you’re hearing sea shanties in your head now. And if you’re not hearing them now, you will be hearing them as soon as you click through: J… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

The case for a 12-inch MacBook Air (Macworld/Jason Snell)

I’ve been a fan of tiny Mac laptops for many years. From the 12-inch PowerBook G4 to the iBook to the 11-inch MacBook Air, I’ve always opted for the smallest laptop I could get my hands on. And yet… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

Existence of Apple’s item tracking tags leaks…again ↦

MacRumors’s Joe Rossignol: MacRumors reader David Chu today alerted us that the hidden “Items” tab in the Find My app can be enabled on iOS 14.3 and later by typing in the link fi… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

Apple amps up its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative ↦

The “big announcement” teased yesterday is an expansion of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, which the company founded last year after the killings of George Floyd, Br… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

Dr. Drang on text utilities ↦

I had a sneaking suspicion that my post about using BBEdit to process text might tempt Dr. Drang to write a nerdy follow-up post or two, and it did: One of the cleverest things Jason does, which I … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

Where Apple could improve Fitness+

In some ways, Fitness+ couldn’t have come at a better time. At one point or another, we’ve all probably made that New Year’s resolution to work out more, and with the pandemic for… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 334: Tina, If You’re Tuna…

The avalanche of 2021 Apple product rumors has arrived, the Mac App Store turns 10, tech platforms show some of their users the door, and Jason provides Intel Mac buying advice to a friend, or is i… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 5 days ago

Apple gets ready for a new reality (Macworld/Dan Moren)

I think we can all agree that there are times when the current reality could be a little…better. For several years, Apple has talked up the potential of the augmented reality space, and more … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 5 days ago

Apple removes Parler from the App Store ↦

Via The Verge, a statement from Apple PR regarding its removal of the “free speech” trumpeting Twitter clone Parler from the App Store: “We have always supported diverse points of… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 6 days ago

‘Not Easy, Not Unreasonable, Not Censorship’ ↦

Mike Masonic of TechDirt about social-media moderation and why Trump’s stream needed to be shut down: The regular rules could never apply to Trump because Trump is not a regular person. And, … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 7 days ago

Apple tells Parler it has 24 hours to clean house or be removed ↦

Input reports that Apple has put right-wing social media site Parler on notice: In an email sent by Apple to Parler this morning (Pacific Time) and obtained by _Input, _the company provided numerou… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 7 days ago

Reddit also swings the ban hammer ↦

The ban hammer, she swings: Amid a hardening consensus that conspiracy theories emboldened this week’s Capitol Building rioters—many adorned with “Q” garments, waving Q flags, screaming about elect… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

Twitter permanently bans Trump ↦

He’s gone: Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump on Friday, days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol leaving five dead. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @rea… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

‘2001 revisited’ ↦

Stephen Hackett is spending this entire year chronicling the 20th anniversary of 2001. It was, to be fair, a huge year for Apple. First stop? Macworld Expo San Francisco: This Macworld keynote is j… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

BBEdit: A text utility, not just a text editor

A lot of people are baffled when I explain that I do most of my writing on the Mac inside Bare Bones Software’s BBEdit, which is a text editor that’s loaded with features for software a… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

6C Podcast: January 8, 2021

We may shift gears and become a productivity podcast, because we’re tired of Apple Car rumors and are trying to put them in our rear-view mirror. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

LongPlay: Listen to your favorite albums

There’s an iOS music utility I’ve been loving for a while now, and when I praised it during the 2020 Upgradies I realized I’d never written about it. It’s Longplay, a $3 app… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 9 days ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 380: Time for That to Sunset

Killer apps for AR and VR, video chat etiquette tips, how we’ll use tech differently in 2021, and the advertising and marketing decisions that we’d toss out the window. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 10 days ago

It’s time for the Mac to undergo a product-design renaissance (Macworld/Jason Snell)

Just as I wrapped up a series I worked on most of last year about the most notable Macs of all time, I received a comment on Twitter about a specific peculiarity about my list that I’d never consid… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 10 days ago

Find active Big Sur windows with HazeOver ↦

I first wrote about HazeOver when Mojave’s Dark Mode debuted. It’s a utility that can change the appearance of your background windows, so in Dark Mode it’ll squelch any windows t… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 11 days ago

On Continuity’s Complexity (Member Post)

For several years, Continuity has been a growing set of features that ties macOS to its more mobile cousins. Here’s how Apple describes these features: When you sign in to your Apple ID on al… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 11 days ago

20 Macs for 2020: The cutting-room floor

As I filed my final entry in the 20 Macs for 2020 project, I decided to dig around in my document archive to see if I could find when the project really got started. While I had been noodling over … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 11 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 333: New Year, Same Old Prediction

2021 has arrived, so it’s time for Jason to predict what he thinks Apple will do this year. But it’s also time for Myke to look back on his 2020 predictions and judge how well those cam… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 12 days ago

Three Apple battles to watch in 2021 (Macworld/Dan Moren)

Here’s the thing about being one of the most prominent—and, by some measurements most valuable—company in the world: it paints a heck of a target on your back. Apple’s long found itself… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 12 days ago

The Back Page: Apple 2021 (Member Post)

Good morning! We’re so glad you could join us today, here at Apple Park. We’ve got a lot of exciting announcements to share with you, but before we get started, I want to take a moment … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 16 days ago

(Podcast) 20 Macs for 2020 podcast 20: iMac G3 (#1)

It was the late 90s and Apple was on the ropes. Steve Jobs knew the company needed a lifeline, fast. And 10 months after Jobs took back control of the company, he announced the product that would f… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 16 days ago

2021 iOS predictions: New iPad Pros, less drama (Macworld/Jason Snell)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Okay, for most of us 2020 wasn’t the best of times. But on the iOS front, Apple definitely seemed to be in a feast-or-famine mode. The company r… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 16 days ago

2021 Mac predictions: Bigger iMacs and MacBooks, and more Apple silicon (Macworld/Jason Snell)

2020 was a big year for the Mac—and we shouldn’t take that for granted. The first year I started predicting things in this column, I felt a little optimism about 2016, and it turned out to be an al… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 17 days ago

2020 predictions in review (Macworld/Jason Snell)

Call me Nostradamus. Every year in this space I make a slew of predictions for the coming year, a combination of analysis and wishcasting that can be a fun exercise in gauging our expectations and … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 17 days ago

Restoring Apple silicon Macs ↦

Macs running on Apple silicon are pretty great. But whenever there’s a major hardware transition, many wise people point out that it’s safer to wait rather than rushing in, because ther… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 17 days ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 379: The Year My Reality Finally Goes Virtual

Tech we’re looking forward to in 2021, our schedules for buying M1 Macs, favorite gadgets of 2020, and holiday tech gifts. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 17 days ago

(Podcast) The Rebound 322: That’s Clearly The Title

Adios, 2020. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 17 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 332: The 2020 Upgradies

It’s the 7th annual Upgradies! Myke and Jason discuss their favorites of 2020 across many categories. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 19 days ago

20 Macs for 2020: #1 – iMac G3

You can divide Mac history in a bunch of different ways. But perhaps the clearest line of demarcation is the mid-1998 release of the original iMac. The first era of the Mac, begun in 1984, was endi… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 19 days ago

What to expect from Apple in 2021 (Macworld/Dan Moren)

The last 12 months haven’t been the year anybody expected, but as we forge ahead into 2021, we’ve all got our collective fingers crossed for a brighter future. This was a year of major moves for th… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 19 days ago

6C Podcast: December 24, 2020

The year in review–and can you believe we’re talking about Apple and cars again? | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 23 days ago

(Podcast) 20 Macs for 2020 podcast 19: The Original PowerBooks (#2)

After the failure of the Macintosh Portable, Apple took a different approach to designing a laptop. The result helped tip the balance of power between humans and computers. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 23 days ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 378: Eliminate Nostril Cam

Politicians on Twitter, tech-related Advent calendars, Apple’s car ambitions, and how we’ve routed around 2020 for the holiday season. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 23 days ago

(Podcast) The Rebound 321: EZ-Bake Raspberry Pi

Apple is definitely producing a car. Unless it’s not in which case it isn’t. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 24 days ago

iPhone 12 Mini & iPhone 12 Pro Max: Enjoyable extremes

It finally happened. I picked up a regular iPhone 12 the other day and recoiled at how large it was. My month-long inculcation into the cult of the iPhone 12 Mini had done its job. I had learned to… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 25 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 331: Mandatory Turkey Holiday

It’s the Upgrade Holiday Special! Myke reviews the AirPods Pro Max and Jason reviews Apple Fitness+. Then we get into the spirit of the season with a holiday-themed #askupgrade, and Myke watc… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 26 days ago