What to Look Forward to in MacOS Catalina

The iPad may be getting impressively close to Everyday Computer territory, but there is still something about the desktop software experience on a Mac that a mobile device can’t replace. (Even more so if the keyboard on your MacBook works!) But mobile software has its benefits—speed, usability, simplicity—so it’s not a surprise to see that MacOS 10.15 Catalina, the newest operating system for the Mac, borrows some features from its mobile cousin iOS. Think of it as the best of all iWorlds. MacOS Catalina has been available since late last month as a public beta, which means anyone can download it and test it on their own machine. However, it’s still not the final version of the OS, so you …

All of ThinkGeek Is on Sale (and 14 More Weekend Deals)

If you live north of the equator, you just lived through the summer solstice on June 21. But don't worry—even if you didn't get to see nearly 24 straight daylight hours in Alaska, or dance the day away at Stonehenge, we still have plenty of reasons for you to celebrate. This weekend, we searched the web to find deals on everything from MacBooks to beach chairs and more. Note: When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Read more about how this works. Everything at ThinkGeek is 50 Percent Off Erica de la Vega Your favorite place to pick up geeky birthday gifts for the Star Wars or Harry Potter …

Updated Apple TV app arrives ahead of Apple TV+s fall launch

Here’s a big Apple TV update. Not THE big Apple TV update. The whole Apple TV+ thing is still forthcoming, but this major update to the app should go a ways toward setting the stage for its arrival in the fall. The new version of the app arrives today across a slew of different platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and all of Samsung’s 2019 Smart TVs (and select 2018 models) — per the announcement the company made earlier this year at the big TV+ event. That event also offered previews of a lot of what’s new here. The whole thing breaks down into three key categories: Apple TV channels, a new recommendation system for iTunes movies and TV shows …