Marianne Schultz

Marianne has been writing about technology professionally since 2008. She owns more gadgets and Apple products than just about anyone else she knows and is drafted to do tech support for nearly everyone she meets. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Marianne Schultz's Articles

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pad & Quill Messenger Bag

Friday March 6, 2015 11:03 am PST by Marianne Schultz
For our second giveaway here at MacRumors, we've partnered with Pad & Quill, the maker of premium MacBook, iPhone, and iPad cases along with other accessories. Pad & Quill is graciously offering The Messenger Bag as our prize for this giveaway. The Messenger Bag is made of leather and waxed canvas and features a padded laptop pocket that will fit a 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina and a 25-year...

ExoLens Review: Hands-On With a Professional Photography System for iPhone 6

Tuesday February 24, 2015 8:06 am PST by Marianne Schultz
Apple's iPhone has topped Flickr's list of the top mobile cameras for years, with Apple even surpassing Nikon to be the number 2 camera brand on the service earlier this year. Smartphone photography is booming and there has been no shortage of accessories to help users take even better pictures, and one of the latest entries in this category is the ExoLens system. Apple came to us two years...

StackSocial Offers 'Ultra-Premium' Bundle of 8 Mac Apps for $39.99

Wednesday February 18, 2015 12:06 pm PST by Marianne Schultz
StackSocial began offering eight Mac apps in its "Ultra-Premium" bundle today, which includes Cultured Code's Things 2, an Apple Design Award winner, and Realmac Software's Typed, which was just released in December. The bundle is priced at $44.99, but StackSocial is offering MacRumors readers a $5 discount with coupon code MRULTRA5, bringing the price down to $39.99. The total retail value...

Apple Announces 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display Starting at $2500

Thursday October 16, 2014 11:16 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
At today's media event, Apple announced the next-generation 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display carrying a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels, as expected from recent rumors. Featuring 14.7 million pixels, the new iMac offers improved improved contrast, viewing angles, and color accuracy. Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X...

MacUpdate Offers 10 Apps for $49.99, Including Toast 12 Titanium and NoteBook 4

Monday September 15, 2014 7:08 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote a Mac app bundle deal. MacUpdate's current bundle, which was released this morning and is priced at $49.99, features 10 apps with a total retail value of $480 if purchased individually. MacUpdate has created a video providing an overview of all of the apps included in the bundle: The full list of apps included is as...

StackSocial Offers 8 Mac Apps in 'MacLovin' Bundle for $39.99

Thursday August 14, 2014 12:27 pm PDT by Marianne Schultz
StackSocial is currently offering a bundle of 8 Mac apps, featuring several that have won awards from Apple and Macworld. All buyers receive the following apps for just $39.99, a significant discount compared to the total retail value of $362: - Cinemagraph Pro ($100) - djay ($20) - NetSpot Pro ($149) - Keyboard Maestro ($36) - Hype 2 ($30) - Dropzone 3 ($10) - Moom ($10) - Boom ($7)...

10 Mac Apps in Summer 'Name Your Own Price' Bundle and MacBook Air in Giveaway

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00 pm PDT by Marianne Schultz
StackSocial has just launched a new "Summer Blockbuster Mac Bundle" that offers up to 10 apps with 10% of all profits going to one of three charities. Buyers can "name their own price" for the bundle and every purchase includes the following three apps: - DiscLabel ($40) - SyncMate Expert 5 ($40) - Tangerine! ($25) If a buyer pays more than the current average price displayed on...

Apple Announces iOS 8 with Touch ID for Apps, QuickType, Third-Party Keyboards and More

Monday June 2, 2014 11:11 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
Apple announced iOS 8 at the keynote event of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference today. iOS 8 gets a multitude of new features for consumers, including revamped notification features, an upgrade to auto-correct called QuickType, support for third-party keyboards, improvements to Mail, and a new health tracking component called Health. Notification Center Interactive notifications let...

StackSocial Offers 9 Apps in 'Name Your Own Price' Mac Bundle and MacBook Air in Giveaway

Friday April 25, 2014 12:16 pm PDT by Marianne Schultz
StackSocial launched its fifth 'Name Your Own Price' Mac Bundle earlier this week that offers up to nine apps and an online iOS development course for purchase with 10% of all sales going to charity. There are two apps and an online iOS development course that all buyers receive: MacX Mobile Video Converter ($50) PDF Converter Pro for Mac ($80) Projects in iOS E-learning Course ($147) ...

Apple Announces iPhone 5s With 'Touch ID' Fingerprint Sensor

Tuesday September 10, 2013 10:44 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
At its media event today, Apple introduced the new iPhone 5s. In line with expectations, the iPhone 5s will be the same size and design and the current iPhone 5 but will feature improved specifications and will be available in three colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.Internally, the iPhone 5s will feature a 64-bit A7 processor that will be up to twice as fast at CPU tasks. Another...

Apple Offers Sneak Peek of Completely Redesigned Mac Pro

Monday June 10, 2013 11:59 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple offered a sneak peek of its next-generation Mac Pro, a line of desktop computers that has not received a significant update in several years. The preview began with a teaser video showcasing the radically redesigned tubular tower.The next generation Mac Pro is architected around an ingenious unified thermal core that allows the desktop to efficiently share...

Apple Announces OS X 'Mavericks' with Tabbed Finder, Safari Redesign, Maps and iBooks

Monday June 10, 2013 11:57 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple announced the next version of its Mac operating system, dubbed "Mavericks" after a surfing area north of Half Moon Bay in California. Mavericks will feature many new Finder features including tabs, full-screen capability, tagging, and independent handling of multiple displays. Tagging items allows users to categorize and search for files more easily. With...

Apple Announces iTunes Radio, Ad-Supported, Free for iTunes Match Subscribers

Monday June 10, 2013 11:56 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
Apple announced iTunes Radio today, a new internet radio service that is built into the Music app in iOS 7. The new feature offers music discovery through featured and genre stations provided by Apple or through the creation of new stations based on a specific artist or song.iTunes Radio is an incredible way to listen to personalized radio stations which have been created just for you,” said...

The Iconfactory Releases Twitterrific 5 for iOS with Redesigned Interface

Wednesday December 5, 2012 7:16 pm PST by Marianne Schultz
The Iconfactory, the developer of Twitterrific and Flare for Mac, has released a major update of its Twitter client for iOS. Twitterrific 5 debuted the App Store tonight and features a completely redesigned interface, themes and font customization, cross-device synchronization, and more. As in previous versions, Twitterrific offers all of the basic Twitter client functions like timeline...

Apple Updates iBooks Author with New Templates and Remote Update Feature

Tuesday October 23, 2012 11:50 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
At an event packed with several hardware announcements, Apple's iBooks Author application for Mac also got an update today adding new templates and the ability for authors to use their own fonts and add mathematical expressions and multi-touch widgets. Authors can also publish updates to their ebooks through iBooks Author. Users will be notified of available book updates through the iBooks iOS ...

Apple Announces Lighter, Thinner iMac Models with Fusion Drive

Tuesday October 23, 2012 11:16 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
Apple today updated its iMac lineup, dramatically reducing the thickness of the desktop machines and adding a brand new Fusion Drive that combines flash storage and a traditional disk-based hard drive to maximize both speed and capacity. The iMac will come with both 21.5-inch and 27-inch displays, and includes a new fully laminated design to improve optical quality and a new anti-reflective...

Apple Announces Fourth-Generation iPad with Lightning Connector, New A6X Chip

Tuesday October 23, 2012 11:15 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
Apple today announced an update to its full-size iPad, upgrading its processor with a faster A6X chip and implementing the new Lightning connector that debuted with the iPhone 5. The new processor delivers up to two times the CPU and graphics performance of the prior chip, while maintaining 10 hours of battery life and the same design as the prior iPad. The new iPad now supports many new...

Apple Announces Updated iBooks App With Continuous Scrolling

Tuesday October 23, 2012 10:18 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
At today's media event, Apple announced an update to its iBooks app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The updated iBooks app will feature a new continuous scrolling option, support for more than 40 languages including Korean and Japanese, and the ability to share passages from books via Facebook and Twitter.The new version of iBooks will be available later today as a free download through...

Apple Announces iPhone 5 with 4-Inch Display

Wednesday September 12, 2012 12:01 pm PDT by Marianne Schultz
As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 5 at today's media event. The latest model of Apple's flagship iOS device features a glass and aluminum enclosure that's 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 and weighs in 20% lighter than these previous models at 112 grams. It has a 4-inch 1136 x 640 pixel (326 pixels per inch) Retina Display giving it the same width as the iPhone 4S but a taller...

Apple Announces September 19th Release Date for iOS 6

Wednesday September 12, 2012 11:58 am PDT by Marianne Schultz
At today's media event, Apple announced that iOS 6, which had announced in June at the company's WWDC keynote event, will be available on September 19th.iOS 6 will offer several new features. Siri will be enhanced to provide movie information, sports scores, and the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter. The new Passbook app will hold tickets, passes, and payment cards for participating...