iPhoto users, you’re out of time with macOS Catalina. What’s your next step?

If you’ve continued to use iPhoto after Apple discontinued it in 2015, you had to know its days were numbered. Many people preferred iPhoto’s controls and the new Photos app was initially missing features and buggy, crashy, and slow at times. Photos has improved substantially, though it’s still not everyone’s …

How to switch from iCloud Photos to just plain Photos

iCloud Photos provides a great service. Deeply embedded into iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and iCloud, with the feature enabled, every photo you take and every video you record is automatically uploaded to your central iCloud account and then synchronized as a thumbnail or full-resolution image to all your devices linked to …

Very interesting

One day, back in the ’80s, all the ATMs at the bank where pilot fish works suddenly refuse to dispense cash. Customers get a cryptic message about the system not being able to process requests. When fish and his colleagues investigate, they find that the nightly batch job that prepares …

IBM launches blockchain-based supply chain service with AI, IoT integration

IBM this week launched a new supply chain service based on its blockchain platform and open-source software from recently-acquired Red Hat that allows developers and third-party apps to integrate legacy corporate data systems onto a distributed ledger. Through the use of open APIs, the new Sterling Supply Chain Suite allows …

Apple product rumors for 2020, macOS Catalina is here, your hot takes, and more

2020 could be a very interesting year for Apple and its users. The next major update to the Mac operating system is finally here. Plus, your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast. This is episode 671 with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, and …

Here’s why there won’t be a quick enterprise blockchain revolution

While billions of dollars are being spent on blockchain, and that spending is expected to grow exponentially over the next five years, the distributed ledger technology will never spark a technology revolution in the enterprise where preference always favors centralized control. “I don’t think we will ever see a revolution …

Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

Facebook wants to bring its Portal video display hardware to the office with the introduction of a dedicated Workplace app – one of a handful of updates to the company’s enterprise social network announced at the Flow user conference in San Francisco this week. Launched last year, Portal supports video …