Mac Kung Fu LinkList: Friday 23 October 2015

23 October 2015, 09:00

Looking for the best free iPhone games? We’ve rounded up 36 of our favourites: from driving games to sports sims, from puzzle games to shooters, these are the best free iPhone games available to humanity.

36 best free iPhone games: Brilliant iOS games that cost nothing [Apps]

The majority of the Force Touch functionality is focused on pressure sensitive input from the user. Apple lists many of the basic Force Touch features on a support document on its website. In this video, I run through many of the items on the list to show you how they work with Force Touch

20+ things you can do with a Force Touch trackpad on Mac [Tip]

A new report from Bit9 and Carbon Black relays that 2015 was the most prolific year for Mac malware in history. The report specifically states that OS X malware this past year was five times more prevalent than during the preceding five years combined.

Mac malware hit all-time high in 2015 [Security]

On Wednesday the Federal Communications Commission said that it would begin releasing a spreadsheet every week of numbers belonging to robocallers and telemarketers in the hopes of making it easier for third parties to build Do Not Call functions into their products.

FCC hopes to shut down robocallers by publishing numbers weekly [Tip]

If you have a large iTunes library, you may have reached the point where you need to offload some of your media files to another drive. There are several ways you can do this. You can connect an external hard drive to your Mac, and use that to store your iTunes Media folder. If you use an iMac, this is probably the easiest choice.

How to Set Up an iTunes Library on a Network Attached Storage Device (NAS) [Tip]

Currently Apple does not allow developers to create and sell their own Apple Watch faces in the App Store, and we hope that changes soon. In the meantime, there’s a good alternative that’s free. Watch OS 2 now has the ability to use iPhone photos as Apple Watch wallpapers. That means that any photo you save on your iPhone and sync an album to the Apple Watch can be turned into faces.

Custom Faces and Wallpapers for Apple Watch [Tip]

Months ago I suggested that Apple might exercise more control over its phones by setting up a virtual carrier, but that would definitely be a cumbersome process fraught with complications—especially when dealing with its carrier partners. The Apple SIM could be a means to the same end, though, and it might even be one that the carriers are willing to stomach.

How Apple’s positioned to offer cheap data at home and abroad [Opinion]

At the time, Apple only had one product line — the Mac. Jobs took the stage and surprised the Mac faithful by saying that he was going to introduce a product that he described as a “breakthrough digital device that’s not a Mac.”

Jobs introduced the iPod 14 years ago today [News]

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